Animal Users Policies and Procedures


Animal Care and Use Procedures (ACUPs) - IACUC

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These ACUPs are produced and enforced to ensure the welfare of animals used in research and teaching at Cornell University. They ensure that high quality care is provided for all research animals, and that they are used in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines. Cornell faculty, researchers and their staff, animal facility personnel, and students must comply with these ACUPs. Any exemption must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to its application.

Please feel free to reference and use these ACUPs as needed but if you reference them in lectures, publications, etc. give credit where credit is due. Thank you.

These ACUPs are in PDF format; you can download a free reader from Adobe.


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Anesthesia and Analgesia
Experimental Guidelines
Animal Care
Animal Health and Preventative Care
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - CARE

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IACUC Policies

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has also established policies and guidelines to guide the use of animals in research, testing, or teaching.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - IACUC

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This section is currently under construction. Please check back soon.

Animal Biosafety Procedures (ABPs) - EHS

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These Animal Biosafety Procedures (ABPs) describe prudent practices, procedures, and equipment to reduce risk when performing various procedures at Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL-2).