IACUC POLICY ON THE OVERSIGHT OF PROCEDURE AREAS
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COVERED SPECIES 1
(Revised October 2005, May 26, 2005)
Effective May 31, 2005 the Laboratory Animal Resource
Center (LARC) will have oversight authority over all procedures
and procedure areas for USDA-covered species.
2. Notification to IACUC and LARC
At least two business days prior to initiation of a surgical
or anesthetic procedure, investigators shall notify the IACUC Office.
Notification can be made by calling the IACUC Office at 476-2197
or by using the online
LARC Staff Services.
Note: Those investigators who are conducting minor or
routine procedures that involve sedation only and not anesthesia or those
who contract with LARC to provide anesthesia support services are exempt
IACUC staff is authorized to conduct unannounced audits
of all animal procedural and post surgical care activities at UCSF.
4. Planning for LARC Participation
4.1 Request for LARC services. LARC procedural participation
- Investigators MUST obtain an approved surgical time
through LARC, LARC recommends a 10 business-day
LARC will require at
least 2 business days notice for scheduling.
- LARC veterinary professionals
may require a planning meeting with the investigator. During
the meeting issues such as procedure planning,
suggested diagnostics, post-procedural care, proper documentation
LARC staffing should be discussed and agreed upon.
- LARC will
maintain all appropriate monitoring records in accordance
with the approved protocol for the surgical procedures and
post-surgical care. As the procedures permit, LARC will
provide training for
research staff, who would like to become sufficiently
proficient to meet the IACUC
- Alternatively, investigators may arrange
for a LARC or IACUC veterinary professional to meet with
the research staff to
review the procedures..
If LARC or IACUC veterinary staff determines that the
research staff adequately understands the procedure and documentation
standards and has a history
of adherence to approved protocols and policies, then
investigator staff may perform the indicated activities (exempt). Laboratories
must still notify
the IACUC and LARC as described above.
4.2 Mandatory LARC services. If LARC veterinarians or
the IACUC deem necessary, LARC staff will monitor or perform animal anesthesia
For mandatory LARC involvement, LARC will have either
a veterinarian or veterinary technician present on a recharge
basis to provide anesthesia and monitoring during the surgical procedures,
monitoring and care for all animals on a recharge basis.