The documents below describe standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the IACUC. These are written to provide technical guidance for the committee, and to provide guidance to investigators and personnel.
SOP 1: Complaints about Animal Care and Use
SOP 2: For-Cause Assessments of Non-Compliance REVISED!
SOP 3: Unanticipated Adverse Events
SOP 4: IACUC Review REVISED!
SOP 5: Annual Reviews NEW!
SOP 16: Relative Humidity
SOP 23: Birds of Prey Donation
SOP 27: IACUC Membership
SOP 31: Recordkeeping
SOP 32: Transfer of Animals from One Protocol to Another NEW!
SOP 33: Animals and Expired Protocols NEW!
SOP 35: Monitoring of Steam Autoclaves Used for Surgical Instrument Sterilization NEW!
SOP 36: Significant and Administrative Changes to Protocols NEW!
Personnel Health and Safety
SOP 11: Occupational Health Program
SOP 15: Personal Protective Equipment
EH&S guidance on minors visiting the workplace
CU Risk Management Volunteer Agreement and Waiver for Minors and Adults
Respiratory Protection Program for Animal Researchers and Support Staff
SOP 34: Hazardous Chemical Review and Approval NEW!
Protocol Development and Maintenance
SOP 6: Euthanasia
SOP 7: Major, Minor, Multiple Surgery
SOP 8: Humane Endpoints
SOP 9: Tracking Animal Use
SOP 10: Use of Drugs, Solutions, Materials and Biologics in Animals REVISED! and the Policy on the Disposal of Controlled Substances and Parmaceuticals
SOP 12: Food and Water Restriction
SOP 13: Restraint
SOP 14: Recordkeeping for PI-provided Animal Use Training
SOP 17: Transport of Animals
SOP 18: Satellite Animal Facilities and Satellite Facility Application Form REVISED!
SOP 19: Carbon Dioxide Euthanasia and Diagram of proper set up for home cage euthanasia
SOP 20: Aseptic Technique for Survival Surgery
SOP 21: Anesthesia Monitoring and Recovery and Example Rodent Anesthesia and Post-Procedural Recovery Record
SOP 22: Non-survival Surgical Technique
SOP 24: Tail Clipping for Identification and Genotyping in Mice
SOP 25: Toe Clipping for Identification and Genotyping in Mice
SOP 26: Tribromoethanol (formerly Avertin) Anesthesia in Mice
SOP 28: Overcrowding and Breeding Policy REVISED!
SOP 29: Euthanasia with Tricaine methane sulfonate (MS 222)
SOP 30: Hypothermia anesthesia in neonates
SOP 37: Guillotine, Scissor, Razor/Scalpel Blade Euthanasia (Decapitation) and Equipment Maintenance NEW!