The transfer of naive extra animals or animals that are no longer needed on a study protocol, and can be re-utilized in another study protocol is encouraged, as it supports the animal conserving practice and an effective application of the 3Rs.
Animals can be transferred from one research protocol or PI to another pending the review and approval of the IACUC administration/attending veterinarian. To initiate an animal transfer transaction, please complete and submit the animal transfer request form. Please realize the following,
- All animal transfers must be requested via the animal transfer form. Verbal animal transfer is not allowed.
- Please allow 10 business days from the day of submission, for the IACUC administration/Attending veterinarian to review the transfer request and provide a response.
- The transferring PI will continue to be responsible for the per diem charges until the transfer is completed.
- LAR will provide the new cage cards and complete the transfer after the IACUC approval.