The PSU Animal Emergency Response Plan has been developed and approved by the PSU IACUC and by the PSU Emergency Response Coordinated Review. Please download the document and complete the lab specific sections for your project. Once the document is complete submit a .pdf of the document electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and post a copy in your lab.
To facilitate the humane use, care, and treatment of animals used for research purposes, Portland State University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all research activities, facilities, and procedures involving animals.
Portland State University’s OLAW Assurance number is A3903-01. A copy of PSU's Assurance of Compliance with Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals can be found here.
Portland State University's USDA ID number is 1050.
Portland State University’s IACUC Committee Function and Structure document.
The following application forms are under development for use in the electronic records conversion project. The IACUC approved form and addenda are listed below. Once complete, the form(s) must be submitted by email to IACUC@pdx.edu.
To apply for research, download the IACUC Request to Use Animals In Research Form. In addition to the application, the research may require supplemental addenda to be reviewed.
If an adverse event or unanticipated problem occurs, the following form must be completed and submitted by email to IACUC@pdx.edu.
Faculty, staff and students conducting animal research are recommended to complete the IACUC research training available via the CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. Instructions on how to access the IACUC training modules:
1. Access the site at www.citiprogram.org
2. Click on New Users Register Here
3. Select PSU from the Participating Institutions drop down menu
4. Create username and password.
5. Choose courses/modules that reflect your specific work in animal research:
Training materials are also available through the AALAS training modules.
The IACUC meets monthly to review all proposals for research involving animals. The IACUC also performs semi-annual inspections of all facilities where animals are housed or used for research. Please contact the Research Integrity Specialist for specific meeting information at 503-725-4288.
To report any concerns regarding the care and/or use of animals in research at Portland State University, contact the IACUC Chair at 503-725-4239 or the Director of Research Integrity at 503-725-5484.
Standard Operating Procedures have been developed. Most have been approved by the IACUC and are final. Some and currently under revision (indicated below).
SOP 1 Adequate Animal Care and Housing Facilities
SOP 2 Protocol Review
SOP 3 Guidelines for Vet Care
SOP 4 Animal Care and Medical Records
SOP 5 Disposition of Animals
SOP 6 Aseptic Surgery Techniques
SOP 7 PSU Off Campus Animal Protocols
SOP 8 Multiple Major Survival Surgeries
SOP 9 Acclimation and Stabilization of Animals
SOP 10 Animals in Instruction
SOP 11 Personnel Approval for Animal Protocols (under review)
SOP 12 Tissue Use Policy (under review)
SOP 13 Determination and Approval of Minor Amendments (under review)
SOP 14 Post Approval Review
SOP 15 Animal Holding Protocol (under review)
SOP 16 Adverse Events/Unanticipated Problems and Non-Compliance
SOP 17 Euthanasia of Research and Teaching Animals
SOP 18 Environment Enrichment
SOP 19 Animal Transportation
SOP 20 Use of Non-pharmaceutical Grade Substances in Lab Animals
The IACUC handbook is also available for review and comment.
Portland State University Guidelines: This is the current version of the PSU Guidelines related to the Animal Contact Program. Please read this information to understand the program.
Memo to Faculty: This is a memo including information on who needs to register with the Animal Contact Program; how to register, and what happens registration is complete.
Participation or Declination Form: This form is for participation or declination in the Medical Health and Risk Assessment element of the Animal Contact program.
Occupational Health and Safety Information and Resources for Individuals with Animal Contact
Please contact our office with any additional questions regarding the use and care of laboratory animals at 503-725-4288 or by e-mail at IACUC@pdx.edu.
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