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Ethical Compliance

Graduate Students

Animal Care

The policies related to the care and use of animals in teaching and research for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are governed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Announcements

New! Policy on instructional and research animal welfare can be found on the animal care research policies page.

New! NIH website for researchers and institutions: 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/air/researchers_institutions.htm

Animal Care and Use Concerns

To help ensure that laboratory animals receive humane care and use of treatment in accordance with the highest ethical standards, laws, regulations and policies governing animal research, the SIUE IACUC will review and, if warranted, address any animal-related concerns raised by the public or SIUE employee. The IACUC will review each concern in a timely and systematic manner and, when necessary, take prompt, appropriate corrective actions.

Contacts

IACUC Chair: Kevin Krajniak, kkrajni@siue.edu or 618-650-3467 
IACUC Administrator: Linda Skelton, lskelto@siue.edu or 618-650-2958 
Institutional Official: Jerry Weinberg, jweinbe@siue.edu or 618-650-3010

Go to the Policy on Instructional and Research Animal Welfare

Forms

SIUEs Animal Care Protocol and Continuing Review Report form can be downloaded in PDF format using the links below. The Animal Care Protocol and Continuing Review Report form can be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Printed forms should be forwarded to Linda Skelton in the Graduate School, Box 1046.

Visit the ORP Research Forms Page to download the following documents:

Occupational Health and Safety Program for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Students in Contact with Animals

Beginning February 20, 2015, as part of the SIUE Occupational Health and Safety Program for the care and use of animals in research, all SIUE faculty, staff and students who have, or plan to have, regular contact with live vertebrate laboratory or wild animals, must complete a medical history evaluation. This evaluation, which includes an immunization history, must be completed by a physician or a licensed health care provider and filed with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) by February 20, 2015, for those who already work with animals and, before engaging in any contact with animals, for new personnel. This new requirement is in response rules set forth by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What to do?:
1) Complete the following documents.

2) Send the completed documents
to Linda Skelton in the Office of Research and Projects at campus box 1046, drop them by at Suite 2202, Rendleman Hall, or send scanned originals to lskelto@siue.edu.

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