This policy of the University of Michigan (U-M) describes the information required by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to address the need to account for animals produced through in-house breeding.
This policy outlines the mechanisms the IACUC uses during a Full Committee Review (FCR) to ensure that projects are in accordance with Public Health Service (PHS) Policy, the Animal Welfare Act/Regulations, and other local, state and federal laws or regulations relating to animals.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved animal activities (i.e. protocols) can be amended using IACUC reviews and administrative processes (e.g., Veterinary Verification and Consultation, and Administrative Amendments). The method used to modify the protocol depends on the proposed change.
Requests for Special Treatment or Procedures (SToP) Forms can be completed by research staff or ULAM and submitted according to the instructions outlined below. The forms are reviewed and approved by ULAM Husbandry Managers or IACUC compliance staff.