New Animal Use Protocol
For a de novo IACUC, Gary Brown will need the animal procedures part of the supporting grant and / or the full research proposal. He will need a point of contact (POC) in the lab well versed in the procedures to be employed. This will include full and comprehensive search data analyses for alternatives to the use of live animals, minimization of animal numbers and alternative methods to minimize pain and distress. With communication to and from the client lab, the new IACUC will be generated and offered to the client PI for submission. Gary Brown will use his contacts within the IACUC and ACS veterinary staff to ensure that the protocol will meet or exceed all welfare and experimental considerations. All reviewer comments will be handled as part of the service, and any conditions on IACUC acceptance will similarly be written into the protocol before the service is concluded.