The use of other vertebrates for research, teaching, or testing at AAAHL is supervised by the Oregon State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). They approve and oversee any vertebrate research. The Animal Care and Use Proposal (ACUP) must be approved before any animals are acquired or used for research. The approval process may take up to 8 weeks so it is essential for you as a researcher to submit your Protocol to the committee far in advance of the initiation of your project. The ACUP must be renewed every 3 years and requires yearly reporting. We are available to help with the writing, editing, and submission of your ACUP.
IBC: Institutional Biosafety Committee compliance
If you are using a pathogen, biohazard, or recombinant DNA product in your research, you must secure approval through OSU's IBC before the IACUC can approve your ACUP. These forms can be submitted concurrently with your ACUP proposal. See: BROKEN - http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/bio/institutional-committee. If you need help with writing, editing, or submitting your IBC, please contact us.
IACUC and EH&S training requirements
Training is required for everyone processing or manipulating fish at the AAHL.