Animal Use In Research


Standard Operating Procedures for Animal Use

The following appendices provide essential information with regard to the use of animals:

Appendix III:Standard Procedures

The following procedures are listed in the Approval application under the section Experimental Procedures and Monitoring. If your research includes any of the following procedures, please review the information before you begin research activities.

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Avian Embryo Use Policy.pdf
Blood Sampling of Rodents.pdf
Calorimetry Measurements in Rats and Mice.pdf
Collection of Oocytes from Frogs.pdf
Gonadectomy in Rats and Mice.pdf
Guidelines for Working with Animals in Stony Brook University Laboratories.pdf
Guidelines for Rodent Survival Surgery.pdf
Image or Sound Recordings of Laboratory Animals.pdf
Implantation Of Drug Delivery Systems In Rodents.pdf
In Vivo Micro CT (uCT) of Rodents.pdf
Monoclonal Antibody Production in Laboratory Animals.pdf
Polyclonal antibody production in Lab Animals - Use of Freund's Adjuvant.pdf
Preclinical MRI in Mice and Rats.pdf
Production of Subcutaneous Tumors in Rodents.pdf
Protocol for Vascular Perfusion Fixation.pdf
Standard Inveon Imaging of Rats and Mice (1).pdf
Standard Ultrasound Imaging of Rats and Mice.pdf
Surgery and Anesthetic Recovery Record
Tail Biopsies.pdf
Telemetry Unit Implantation in Rodents.pdf

Overview of Animal Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is devoted to assuring the finest care and most humane use of our experimental animals. The IACUC works closely with our faculty, students and staff to ensure that meaningful scientific research is conducted that:

  1. avoids or minimizes discomfort, distress, and pain in experimental animals consistent with sound scientific practices
  2. uses the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results, and
  3. considers non-animal models wherever possible

Stony Brook University operates under Assurance #A3011-01, approved by the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Animal Use IRBNet

Complete Application includes the following:

Step 1:

Download the appropriate application from IRBNet

The three applications are:

  • Full Application
  • Observation Application
  • Renewal Application

Instructions are in the Forms/Templates section in IRBNet (left hand navigation after you log on).

Step 2:

Make sure Occupational Health Status is complete for ALL staff with animal contact. Approval cannot be granted until all individuals listed have received clearance from Occupational Health. Any individual who is not registered in the Occupational Health System must get an invitation from their P.I. to register.

For questions regarding the Occupational Health System, please contact the Department of Preventive Medicine at 631-444-6250.

Step 3:

If you are requesting to house animals in your lab for greater than 12 hours, you will need to complete and submit the following forms (also available in IRBNet)

For more information on animal used in research, click here.

Animal Use Training

In order for you to be certified to conduct research involving human subjects, you must:

  1. Be registered in IRBNet
  2. And then satisfy the following FIVE requirements (along with obtaining IACUC approval for the activity):
    1. Completion of Divsion of Occupational, Environmental, and Clinical Preventive Medicine Compliance for all individuals listed on applications and registration forms. (i.e. Occ. Health Clearance).
    2. Contact the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) for the required CITI MODULES that pertain to your research.
    3. Complete the Mandatory DLAR Introductionto the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.
    4. Review all Standard Procedures that pertain to the research you are doing before you begin your research activities. The procedures are listed in the application.
    5. Familiarize yourself with DLAR SBU, DLAR, federal policies on animal research

Committee Meetings, Schedules, and Deadlines

Applications are due on the 1st of each month to be put on the meeting agenda for that month.

Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)

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