Policies Procedures Guidelines Forms

Policies and Procedures

Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Animal Welfare Assurance #D16-00125 (A3200-01)

Guidelines

Recommended Methods of Euthanasia

The following euthanasia methods are recommendations consistent with the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition. Please consult a Veterinary Resources Veterinarian as necessary to identify the most appropriate method of euthanasia to ensure animal welfare while accomplishing your research objectives. Training is available upon request. Please contact Veterinary Resources at 410-706-3540 or view their Staff Directory.

Recommended Anesthetic Agents

The following anesthetic agents are recommendations only, please consult a Veterinary Resources Veterinarian as necessary to identify the most appropriate anesthetic agent for the procedure being performed to ensure animal welfare while accomplishing your research objectives. Please contact Veterinary Resources at 410-706-3540 or view their Staff Directory

Recommended Analgesic Agents

The following analgesic agents are recommendations only, please consult a Veterinary Resources Veterinarian as necessary to identify the most appropriate analgesic agent and duration of administration for the procedure being performed to ensure animal welfare while accomplishing your research objectives. Please contact Veterinary Resources at 410-706-3540 or view their Staff Directory

Recommended Standard Methods of Blood Collection

The following blood collection methods are recommendations only, please consult a Veterinary Resources Veterinarian as necessary to identify the most appropriate method to ensure animal welfare while accomplishing your research objectives. Please contact Veterinary Resources at 410-706-3540 or view their Staff Directory.

Forms

New Animal Use Protocols (as of December 2022)

IACUC Protocol Submission Deadlines:  2023 Deadline Dates.      

All new animal use protocols must be submitted through the IACUC online protocol management system, CICERO.

               CICERO Instructional Videos

               CICERO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

               Contact the OAWA for assistance, as needed.

* Please note this system is new to all animal care and use program stakeholders; please allow sufficient time to create / submit a new protocol.   Please note that OAWA pre-review and Surgical / VA reviews are ASYNCHRONOUS, with the OAWA pre-review occurring first (if requested).  Please ensure that protocols are submitted with sufficient time to allow for any necessary revisions prior to the new protocol submission deadline (at least a week in advance).

Existing Approved or Pending Protocols (submitted between 2019 - November 2022)

These protocols will continue to be approved in their current format until time of expiration.   Please use the following forms for amendment submissions, adverse event notifications, progress report and/or final report.  Submit completed forms to iacuc@umaryland.edu for IACUC review.

Personnel Amendment Form (8/2022)

Protocol Amendment Form (8/2022)

Protocol Amendment Addendums (submit with the protocol amendment form as they apply)

Adverse Event Notification Form (6/2021)

Progress Report Form (2/2022)

Final Report Form (2/2022)