Title: IACUC newsletter
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091466/00007
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Title: IACUC newsletter
Series Title: IACUC newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Publisher: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: August 2008
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Volume ID: VID00007
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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August 2008 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 5, Issue 7

ifow can I change my rofe in myICUC? An
account is set up for you when you register in
mylACUC. If you need to change your role
after you've registered, just contact the IACUC
office at iacuc()qrove.ufl.edu and let us know
what you need your role to be changed to.
Change of roles will be processed within two
business days of request.
lfow can I see the reviewer notes when Iprint out
myprotocoi This feature has not been
available; reviewer notes are not included in
printed versions of protocols. However, our
office is developing this feature now and
expects printed versions of protocols to include
reviewer notes in the next week or two.
I respondedto the reviewer's comment. 'Why does
he want me to respondagain? Please read
reviewer notes carefully. Often times when a
reviewer asks that something be clarified in the
protocol, the PI or lab staff clarifies the point in
their response to the reviewer, but does not
update the protocol itself. You must correct
the text of the protocol as well.

Check it Out

Animal Care Services has recently updated
several of their policies concerning animal
care. Please visit their website at
http://acs.ufl.edu/policies.shtml. If you have
any questions about their policies, please call
ACS at 392-2978.

"Whistle-blower" Policy
Anyone concerned with an animal's welfare or
aware of non-compliance with the policies,
rules, regulations, and laws regarding animal
care and use for research and teaching, should
contact a member of the IACUC or the IACUC
administration. Reporting an incident of
suspected non-compliance or mistreatment of
animals will initiate an investigation by the
IACUC. Complainants may remain
anonymous. UF student and employee
"whistle-blowers" are protected by Federal
Law and University Policy. Additional
information can be found at:

Important Reminders

The IACUC & ACS have full access to all
animals on a protocol at any time. If the PI
feels that this will compromise the research in
the protocol, this needs to be expressed in the
protocol or an addendum and the IACUC will
have to vote on it.

Please remember that it is the obligation of the
PI to review their protocol for accuracy before
submitting it for final approval. This will
prevent inaccuracies in drug doses,
anesthesia, and procedures from causing
potential animal pain, distress, injury or death.

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.

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