July 2008 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 5, Issue 6
Spring IACUC Inspection Statistics
IACUC inspections for Spring 2008 are
complete. Many of these figures show an
improvement in lab conditions from Fall 2007
inspections. We thank investigators and lab
staff for your cooperation during this busy time.
Total animal rooms/areas/sites: 809
Active: 614 = 76%
Of those that are active:
No deficiencies: 469 = 76.4%
With deficiencies: 145 = 23.6%
With multiple deficiencies: 37 = 6.0%
The following break-down illustrates the areas
where deficiencies occurred:
Expired drugs and/or Expired solutions
and/or supplies: 54 = 8.79%
Room needs repair (rust, area needs to
be sealed/painted, etc): and/or Room not
clean (room cluttered/dirty): 39 = 6.35%
No protocols available: 31= 5.05%
Occ Health & Safety concerns
(unsecured gas tanks, non-sanitizable
surfaces, etc): 28 = 4.56%
Housing/animal issues: 19 = 3.09%
Policy Deviations: 10 = 1.63%
Anesthesia Machines Need Calibration:
9 = 1.47%
New Training Requirements
The IACUC has approved major changes to
the training requirements for investigators and
lab staff. These changes affect all researchers
no matter species used or research being
conducted. We switched some of our training
over from LATA to AALAS last fall, and now
require all training modules to be taken on
AALAS Learning Library. Please see our
for details on how to register onto AALAS. We
will be posting the specific training require-
ments in the near future.
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Congratulations to Staff
Some exciting things have been happening for
staff in the IACUC Office. Jason Gomez, IT
Expert, is a proud father to son Cameron.
SJessica Emmons, Program Assistant, has just
Become engaged to be married.
I Congratulations and best wishes to our
co-workers and their families!
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New Visitor Certification
All visitors to UF who are participants on an
animal care and use protocol and have animal
contact are now required to obtain a UF ID.
Please see complete information at
UF UNIVERSITY of
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Editor: Joan Wysocki, Training & QA Coordinator
UF IACUC P.O. Box 100142 -Gainesville, FL 32610
Tel: (352) 392-9907 Fax: (352) 392-9919
Send suggestions and comments to iwvsock~Oufl.edu
The IACUC at the University of Florida is committed
to ensuring that all animals used for experimental
purposes are treated humanely and that pain and
stress are minimized. We are an AAALAC accredited
institution since 1965.