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Animal Welfare Board [Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee] E.O.

November 4, 1991

This Executive Order supercedes Presidential Executive Order "Animal Welfare Board" of March 3, 1987.

The University has the responsibility for safeguarding the welfare of animal subjects involved in activities arising from the conduct of the academic program directly and from sponsored and unsponsored research. The applicable laws governing welfare of animals are P.L. 89-544 (1966), P.L. 90-579 (1976), and P.L. 94-279 (1976). The National Institutes of Health (U.S. Public Health Service, DHHS) is charged with maintaining and enforcing these regulations. California State University, Long Beach accepts as definitive the regulations of the aforementioned laws and such amendments, substitutions, and revisions of them that from time to time shall be made, and the University adopts the principles therein contained safeguarding animal subjects for all academic programs and research.

In order to insure that the principles and practices set forth in the Public Laws and detailed in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, DHEW (DHHS) -- NIH 78-23 (as amended), are adhered to in all academic programs and research, I am establishing the California State University, Long Beach Animal Welfare Board, the charge to which is (1) in the case of proposals to external funding agencies for support of projects involving animals, to act in conformity with all the aforementioned laws and guidelines in the review of all animal use protocol proposals whether for instructional or research purposes, and that such review will constitute a part of the institutional endorsement and acceptance by the CSULB Foundation, and (2) in the case of all instructional programs, demonstrations, exhibits, and intramurally funded research, to serve as the review board using the principles of the aforementioned laws and guidelines as the basis for such reviews.

The CSULB Animal Welfare Board shall be appointed by the President with membership to include:

  • at least one, but no more than three, non-University representative(s) conversant with the general principles of research involving animals;
  • one doctor of veterinary medicine;
  • one tenured member of the University faculty at the rank of full or associate professor conversant with contemporary ethics and ethical systems;
  • three additional tenured members of the University faculty at the rank of full or associate professor with significant experience in sponsored research using animals;
  • the Chair of the Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (or designee from that Committee);
  • the Director of University Research;
  • the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee)

The period of service for the non-University representatives and for members of the University shall be for a period of three years.

The Director of University Research shall maintain the roster of membership, insure that the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs is made aware of resignations or other reasons for non-participation, and call meetings of the Board as required in the normal conduct of his or her duties or at the request of the Provost and Senior Vice-President or the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies. The Director of University Research shall maintain a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board and shall, annually, report these activities to the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

The Director of University Research shall insure that the Board is provided full and accurate information on the regulations governing animal welfare; that at least one copy of the complete regulations is available at all meetings of the Board; and that the assurances required by regulations or, in cases of internal activities, the assurances directly paralleling those which would have been required by regulation, are properly prepared, signed, and delivered to responsible authority.

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Curtis L. McCray, President

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