Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Haverford’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged to ensure that Haverford cares for and uses live, vertebrate animals according to policy mandated by the Public Health Service.
Haverford College requires that, prior to initiation, all research and instructional activities using such animals be reviewed and approved by IACUC. The documents that guide IACUC's deliberations and detail IACUC's responsibilities are described on our information page.
Chair: Rebecca Compton Veterinarian: Joanna Fried Faculty Reps: Judy Owen; Bethel Saler Non-Affiliated Member: Craig Merow Ex officio member: Nicholas Jones, Rodent Facility Manager
A protocol review form may be downloaded from the instruction page where IACUC addresses preliminary questions asked by faculty who wish to use animals. All submissions of IACUC proposals should be emailed to the IACUC chair. IACUC may determine that modifications are required to secure approval. Upon receipt of a letter from the IACUC chair that specifies the required modifications, the proposer may submit a revised protocol. If the revised protocol makes the required modifications, the proposer is notified in writing that it has been approved.
Animal Welfare Concerns
IACUC reviews all concerns involving the care and use of animals at Haverford. Please contact the Provost, veterinarian or IACUC chair. Confidentiality will be maintained, if requested, to the extent allowable by law. Anonymous concerns may be communicated to the institutional official (IO) who bears ultimate responsibility for Haverford's animal care and use program, Provost Fran Blase. Employees who report concerns are protected by the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law.
Forms and Documents
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- Haverford College IACUC Protocol Review Form
- Checklist for students working with laboratory animals
- Risk assessment questionnaire for program personnel
- Annual Renewal of Protocol (also for protocol termination)
- Incident Report for Animal Safety Officers
- Post-anesthesia or post-procedure log
- Sick animal reporting log
SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
- SOP - Isoflourane
- SOP - Paraformaldehyde
- SOP - Cagewashing
- SOP - Bottlewashing
- SOP - Sick Rodents
- SOP - IACUC Calendar and Procedures
- SOP - Animal Procurement and Receiving