Regulatory Information & Helpful Links

Federal Regulations, Policies and Guidelines

TitleDescriptionType
Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare RegulationsPolicy and regulations established by USDA in 2017PDF
Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory AnimalsPolicy issued by National Institutes of Health in 2015.WEB
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and TrainingPolicy issued by National Institutes of Health in 2015.WEB
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory AnimalsGuidelines issued by National Research Council in 2011 (8th Edition)WEB
Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral ResearchGuidelines issued by National Research Council in 2003 (8th Edition)PDF
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 EditionGuidance issued by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2013.PDF

Additional Reference Resources

TitleDescriptionType
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee GuidebookIACUC Guidebook published by ARENA/OLAW in 2002 (2nd Edition).PDF
Laboratory Animal Management: RodentsReport issued by National Research Council in 1996 WEB
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical LaboratoriesFind biosafety guidelines issued by CDC and U.S. National Institutes of Health.PDF
Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA MoleculesBiosafety guidelines published by National Institute of Health.WEB
Guidelines For Use Of Live Amphibians And Reptiles In Field And Laboratory ResearchGuidelines published by American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in 2004.PDF
Guidelines To The Use Of Wild Birds In ResearchGuidelines issued by The Ornithological Council in 2010WEB
Fish Research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use CommitteeGuidelines issued by Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources in 2003WEB
Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in ResearchGuidelines issued by American Fisheries Society in 2014PDF
Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the Use of Wild Mammals in ResearchGuidelines issued by American Society of Mammalogists in 2011PDF