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Cornell University's Animal Welfare Assurance

Cornell University has an approved Animal Welfare Assurance on file with OLAW:
Assurance #A3347-01

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) has responsibility and oversight for the approval of animal welfare assurances for institutions. Public Health Services (PHS) awarding units (NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) may NOT make an award for an activity involving animals unless the participating institution(s) have approved assurances on file with OLAW, and the institution has verification of approval by the IACUC for the components of the proposal related to the care and use of animals.

The Animal Welfare Assurance provides (1) a commitment that the institution will comply with the PHS Policy, with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and with the Animal Welfare Regulations; (2) a description of the institution's program for animal care and use; and (3) a designation of the Institutional Official responsible for compliance.

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