FAQs

I am concerned about my application and IACUC review. Who can I contact for assistance?
The IACUC office and staff are available to assist you in completing your IACUC protocol. To contact us please call 973.655.7781 or email iacuc@montclair.edu.

How long is my animal protocol valid?
Your animal protocol is valid for three years. At the end of Year 1 and Year 2 you are required to submit for continuing review approval from the IACUC. Please note that some protocols may be approved as pilot studies with shorter approval periods and/or limited to a specific number of animals.

I am conducting a study in the wild and I have gotten all the appropriate state and local permits, do I need IACUC approval?
Yes. All vertebrate animal research whether conducted in the wild or in a laboratory setting are subject to federal regulations as set forth by the PHS and USDA.

I am going to be training students in the classroom with live vertebrate animals, do I need IACUC approval?
Yes. Please contact the IACUC office to discuss classroom protocols.

Where can I find more information about the USDA pain classification levels?

For more information on the USDA pain classification levels click here.

How do I report suspected animal care problems?
Reports of any animal care and use concerns can be submitted to the IACUC Office via the campus mail, electronic mail, fax, in person, or by telephone to the IACUC Office.

You may choose to use an reporting form to submit your concern. If you, as the person filing the form, wish to be informed of the actions taken in response to the report, please include your contact information on the form. Otherwise, you may remain anonymous. In all cases, your concern will be handled confidentially to the extent reasonably possible. The Animal Welfare Act provides that “No facility employee, Committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act.” (9 CFR § 2.32(c)(4)).

More Information

Animal Guides, Policies, and Regulations
 
The Guide to the Care and Use of Lab Animals PHS Policy
Animal Welfare Act  AVMA Panel on Euthanasia
Amer. Phys. Assn Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct in Care and Use of Animals  Toad Blood Collection Resource (Houston Zoo)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy on Human Care and Use of Laboratory Animals FAQ  2016 Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education
Amphibian Medicine Tutorials (Wildlife Conservation Society)  
Alternatives to Animal Testing  Other Animal Research Links
Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing  Speaking of Animal Research
University of California Center for Animal Alternatives  
 
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