Title: IACUC newsletter
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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: February 2009
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Volume ID: VID00013
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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February 2009 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 6, Issue 2

New Sanitization Policy

The IACUC has adopted a new policy on
sanitization. This was a suggested area of
improvement noted by the AAALAC site visit
team in October. The policy covers Housing
Animals Outside of ACS, Sanitization of
Multiple Use Equipment, and Microbiological
Monitoring and Documentation. The policy is
effective immediately for all UF researchers
and follow-up will be done as part of the semi-
annual inspections. Please see the complete
policy to determine what applies to you.

AALAS On-Line Training
The navigation to courses available to UF
researchers on the AALAS website has been
simplified. All courses available are now
posted in one list under the heading Libraries /
UF Researchers IACUC Training Modules.
Please see the training requirements for
researchers posted on our website:
The IACUC renewed our contract with the
AALAS Learning Library (ALL) this past fall. All
accounts for UF staff had to be re-activated in
order for people to have access to the courses.
Due to the large number of lab staff that come
and go each year, we re-activated most
accounts, but not all of them. If you can log
into the ALL, but cannot go into any courses,
please let us know and we'll get your account
re-activated. For any questions regarding the
ALL, please contact Joan Wysocki, at
iwvsock(ufl.edu or 392-9907.

Important Notes!
1. It is the investigator's responsibility not
only to follow the protocol, but to ensure that
death has occurred in animals. A secondary
physical method of euthanasia must be
performed to ensure death.
2. For any non-anticipated animal death,
the PI is required to notify ACS and
preserve the body so that an ACS vet can
compile a pathology report.
3. When breeding protocols are cited for
being over the approved number of animals,
all animals on the protocol will be put on-
hold, not just those that are over the
approved number. If the breeding is
embedded in your research protocol, this
whole protocol will be put on hold. Further
questions about this should be directed to
the IACUC Office at 392-9917 or
iacuc(@q rove. ufl.edu

"Whistle-blower" Policy
Anyone concerned with an animal's welfare or
aware of non-compliance with the policies and
regulations, regarding animal care and use for
research, should contact a member of the
IACUC or 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:

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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