Research at The University of Toledo

Responsible Conduct of Research

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Marcie L. Ferguson
Special Projects Manager
Phone: 419.530.1415
Fax: 419.530.6015

Animal Care and Use in Research

Why Animal Research is Important to Humans and Animals

Researchers who conduct animal research must adhere to strict federal policies and regulations that help ensure that the animals will be in responsible, humane and conscientious hands. For truthful and accurate results, the animals must be healthy and well cared for. For this reason, scientists who work with animals are devoted to making sure their animal partners treated with care and concern. Humane and gentle treatment is the utmost concern in animal care at the University of Toledo.

Humans are not the only beings that benefit from this necessary and critical research. Many animals live long and healthy lives thanks to the medical knowledge obtained through animal research.

In accordance with The Guide and Use of Laboratory Animals, Animal Welfare Regulations; The Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; and other applicable federal (Appendixes C and D) state, and local laws, regulations, and policies – All research activities involving animals at the University of Toledo must be done under the oversight of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).




Elaine Joseph, PhD, BS

Compliance Analyst, IACUC, IBC
The University of Toledo
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Health Science Campus | CCE 2102

Phone: 419.383.4251



Protocol Information
IACUC Protocol Procedure Summary
IACUC Guidelines
Administrative Reviews
Animal Research Being Done at Another PHS Assured Site
Animal Re-Use
Blood Collection Rodents and Rabbits
Breeding and Breeding Cage Densities (Updated 2/14/2018)
Buprenorphine Dilution and Labeling Instructions
Euthanasia of Neonatal Rodents Using Carbon Dioxide
Food and Fluid Restriction (Updated 2/14/2018)
IACUC Guidelines on Training Protocols
Maintenance of the Authorized Personnel List
Multiple Survival Surgeries (Updated 2/14/2018)
Non-Compliance Investigation Procedures
Outside Expert Admission to DLAR Facilities
Photography and Videography in University of Toledo Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR) Animal Use Areas
Prolonged Restraint (Updated 2/14/2018)
Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns (Updated 2/14/2018)
Social Housing
Tribromoethanol-Avertin Anesthesia
Tumor Monitoring (2/14/2018)
Use of Dead Animals and Shared Tissues
Use of Adjuvants and Polyclonal Antibody Production
Use of Anesthesia when Tail Clipping for Genotyping
Use of DMR to Approve Protocols Subsequent to FCR - Signed
Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Chemicals in Research Animals
Use of USDA Covered Species
Zoo and Wildlife Biomaterials in Research
Other Animal-Related Research Information
DLAR Animal Requisition Form (updated August 2017)
Current Animal Welfare Assurance from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
UT Policy on Laboratory Animal Welfare, Care and Use
Facility and Vet Care information for NIH Grants (updated March 2017)
2013 AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Statement
Last Updated: 2/15/18