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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Guideline #9

Written Response to Semi-Annual IACUC Program and Facilities Assessment

A semi-annual assessment by the IACUC of all animal care and use facilities at KSU is required by law. The Animal Welfare Act, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agriculture Research and Testing are used as the basis for evaluation. All deficiencies in facility operations or animal care are documented. Recommendations (and time frame for corrections) are documented and provided to the person immediately responsible for the operation of the facility. The IACUC requires a written response to any significant deficiency within 7 days of the report date.

The IACUC should inform the PI of the time frame allotted for resolving deficiencies identified during the inspection. The IACUC semi-annual program and facilities assessment report and written responses are kept on file in the IACUC office.

LAST REVIEWED AND ADOPTED BY THE IACUC: July 21, 2011