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Things to Consider Before Starting Animal Work

  • The use of animals for research, teaching, or testing is subject to Cornell Policy 1.4, and NY State and Federal laws and regulations- Before purchasing animals or using animals for research, testing or teaching, you must have an approved IACUC protocol.
  • Your animal protocol can be approved once you, and personnel working with you, have completed required training.
  • The IACUC Office, CARE, and collaborating units are there to help you administer and manage your animal work.

Here is a guide to help you get started:

Plan your animal activities-

Submit an animal protocol-

Your animal protocol is approved, animals have arrived, your animal work has started. Now what?

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