The Faculty of Medicine Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (FOM IACUC) was established in the Faculty of Medicine in 2013. The FOM IACUC is responsible to provide oversight for the care and use of animals at the Faculty of Medicine. Any researcher/staff/student who intends to conduct work, which involves the use of animals in the animal facility located in the Faculty of Medicine, must submit an Animal Use Protocol (AUP) application to FOM IACUC. The FOM IACUC reviews the AUP application and approves it before the animal work is allowed to commence. To date, more than 300 applications have been submitted to the FOM IACUC by researchers/staff/students from UM, as well as from outside UM for review and approval.
Roles & Responsibilities
The FOM IACUC will:
- Review at least once every six months the Institution’s program for humane care and use of animals using the Guide as a basis for evaluation.
- Inspect at least once every six months all of the Institution’s facilities, including satellite facilities, using the Guide as a basis for evaluation.
- Prepare reports of the FOM-IACUC evaluation and submit the reports to the Institutional Official
- Review concerns involving the care and use of animals at the Institution.
- Make written recommendations to the Institutional Official regarding any aspect of the Institution’s animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
- Review and approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or withhold approval of activities related to the care and use of animals.
- Review and approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or withhold approval of proposed significant changes regarding the use of animals in ongoing activities.
- Notify investigators and the Institution in writing of its decision to approve or withhold approval of those activities related to the care and use of animals, or of modifications required to secure IACUC approval.
- Conduct a continuing review of each previously approved, ongoing activity at appropriate intervals as and when determined by the IACUC, including a complete review at least once every three years.
- Be authorized to suspend an activity involving animals.
Faculty of Medicine Animal Care & Use Program and Guidelines
1. Guide Administration Substances Removal Blood
2. Acute Oral Toxicity – Acute Toxic Class Method 423
3. Anesthesia of Other Lab Species
4. Euthanasia of Other Lab Species
5. Guidelines for the welfare and use of animals in cancer research
6. Toxicokinetics_Intravenous toxicity_OECD417
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