INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR IACUC APPLICATIONS
6. LOCATION OF ANIMALS
All locations where animals are housed or brought
must be listed on the applicationunless animals are
housed with LARC. In that case, it is not necessary for the PI
to list the building or room, as LARC makes the assignment.
When renewing protocols, the Principal Investigator should note any proposed changes in location of animal housing or experimentation unless animals are housed with LARC.
Laboratory Housing: It is longstanding
UCSF policy that research animals be maintained in the LARC.
If there are special reasons for keeping research animals in
individual laboratories for more than 12 hours, a completed "Request
Form to Use Laboratory Housing or Extended Study Areas for Research
be submitted to the IACUC. Please see IACUC
Policy on Laboratory Housing and Study Areas for Research Animals.
Approved Survival Surgery Locations: Per
federal regulations, major survival surgery in mammals other
i.e., "surgery in which a body cavity is entered, or any
procedure which produces permanent impairment of physical or
functions," must be carried out with sterile techniques
in an approved surgical facility. For locations, contact
the IACUC office. Survival surgery on rodents can be carried
out elsewhere, but must be done under aseptic
and surgical gloves to help prevent clinical infection. For large
animal surgery, please see policy on certification and notification.
large animal species that return to the LARC recovery
following major survival surgery should contact a LARC Nursing
Supervisor prior to conducting surgery to arrange for
assistance with recovery room procedures.