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Animal experimentation is a crucial component of scientific research and education. Most advances in modern biomedical science can be traced back to original studies in animals. The university continues to support this critical research while fully appreciating its additional complexities.
All animal research must be approved by the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which works close with the Comparative Medicine-Laboratory Animal Facilities (CM-LAF) to help researchers develop effective and compliant protocols.
Investigators need both CM-LAF and the IACUC when doing animal research. Generally CM-LAF assists with hands-on care and treatment of the animals. The IACUC ensures that your protocols comply with federal, state and university guidelines.
- Enrolled in the Occupational Health Monitoring Program
- Attended a CM-LAF orientation session for the animal facility
- Attended all appropriate online and in-person training sessions
- Submitted the Occupational Health Education qualification form
Faculty departing UB must cover all appropriate IACUC and CM-LAF protocols as well as leaving contact information in case of questions.