Research and Sponsored Programs

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).

UT IACUC Rocket Newsletter October 2019 
FAQ   |   Forms   |   Guidelines
Standard Operating Procedures
Other Animal-Related Research Information
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Elaine Joseph, PhD - Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Elaine Joseph, PhD

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

Phone: 419.383.4251 | Email:

Sushant Khandekar, PhD - IACUC/IBC

Sushant Khandekar, PhD

Associate Compliance Analyst, IACUC/IBC
The University of Toledo
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Health Science Campus | CCE 2104

Phone: 419.383.5321 | Email:

Anne Izzi, JD - Director, Sponsored Programs  Anne Izzi, JD

Director of Sponsored Programs
The University of Toledo
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Main Campus | R1 1020A

Phone: 419.530.6226 | Email:

Faculty members are strongly encouraged to consult with the IACUC Administrator, IACUC Chair or Attending Veterinarian prior to protocol submission.


protocol information
Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Research Protocols  (Update 11/18/2019)
iacuc guidelines

Animal Research Being Done at Another PHS Assured Site (Updated 8/7/2019)

Animal Transportation (Updated 7/17/2019)

Breeding and Breeding Cage Densities (Updated 7/17/2019)

Buprenorphine Dilution and Labeling Instructions

Custom Antibodies (2/1/2019)

Food and Fluid Restriction (Updated 7/17/2019)

Guideline on Animal Re-Use (Updated 7/17/2019)

Guidelines for Euthanasia of Neonatal Rodents  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Guideline on Satellite Animal Facilities Operating Procedures  (Updated 7/17/2019)

IACUC Guidelines on Training Protocols (Updated 7/17/2019)

IACUC Housing Space Requirement for Laboratory Animals  (Updated 9/12/2019)

Multiple Survival Surgeries (Updated 7/17/2019)

Non-Compliance Investigation Procedures (Updated 7/17/2019)

Photography and Videography in University of Toledo Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR) Animal Use Areas

Prolonged Restraint  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Rodent Analgesia Guidelines (Updated 8/22/2019)

Rodent Genotyping Guideline  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Social Housing  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Surgery Guidelines (Updated 10/24/2019)

Tracking and Training Personnel on Protocols (Established 10/24/2019)

Tumor Monitoring (Updated 7/17/2019)

Use of Adjuvants and Polyclonal Antibody Production  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Use of DMR to Approve Protocols Subsequent to FCR - Signed (Updated 8/7/2019)

Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Chemicals in Research Animals  (Updated 8/7/2019)

Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) Guideline (Updated 11/19/2019)

standard operation procedures (SOP)

Closure of IACUC Protocols by PI Request or Expiration  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Holding of Animals Not Covered by Active Animal Care and Use Protocols  (Updated 7/17/2019)

IACUC Guillotine and Scissor Maintenance and Testing (7/17/2019)

IACUC Protocol and Amendment Review (Updated 7/17/2019)

IACUC Membership, Roles and Responsibilities  (Updated 8/22/2019)

IACUC Protocol Pre-Review  (Updated 7/17/2019)

Vaporizer Maintenance (Updated 10/24/2019)


DLAR Animal Requisition Form

UToledo Policy on Laboratory Animal Welfare, Care and Use

Facility and Vet Care Information for NIH Grants (Updated 11/8/2018

2013 AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Statement

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Last Updated: 11/19/19