Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines
NCI-Bethesda ACUC Guidelines/Policies
NIH ARAC Guidelines
Guideline Regarding Significant Changes to ASPs
IC Collaborations Involving Animal Activities Performed Inside NIH Laboratories or Special Purpose Areas
NIH Animal Transportation Guidelines
Research Animal Transportation Policy
NIH Animal Transfer Agreement
Housing Multiple Species of Large Laboratory Animals
Guidelines for Diet Control in Behavioral Studies
Guidelines for the Research Use of Adjuvants
IRAC Recommendation on LD50 Testing
Guidelines for Survival Rodent Surgery
Oocyte Harvesting in Xenopus Laevis
Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Nonhuman Primates
Recommendations on Toe Clipping Animals
Ascites Production in Mice
Pain and Distress in Rodents and Rabbits: Responsibilities, Recognition, and Alleviation
Endpoints in Animal Study Proposals
Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Mouse and Rat Fetuses and Neonates
Minimum Requirements for Protective Clothing in Animal Facilities
Guidelines for Survival Bleeding of Mice and Rats
Guidelines for Euthanasia of Rodents Using Carbon Dioxide
Guidelines for the Genotyping of Rodents
Guideline for Review and Approval of Animal Study Proposals
ACUC Oversight of Animal Activities in Mandated and Non-mandated Areas
NIH Policy Manuals
Manual 3040-2 Animal Care and Use in the Intramural Program
Manual 3040-3 Intramural Contracts Involving Animals
Manual 3043-1 Introduction of Rodents and Rodent Products
Manual 3044-1 Nonhuman Primate Quarantine
Manual 3044-2 Protection of NIH Personnel Who Work with Nonhuman Primates
Manual 3047 Trans-NIH Animal Facility Security Program
Manual 1345 Handling and Safeguarding of Controlled Substance for Nonhuman Use
Manual 1130 Delegations of Authority
Federal Regulations and Standards
Animal Welfare Act
Congress established this Act to ensure that all animals (excluding mice, rats, and birds) are provided humane care and treatment.
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals The Guide is used "to assist institutions in caring for and using animals
in ways judged to be scientifically, technically, and humanely appropriate. It also serves to assist investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and
conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles."
Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral
Research Expanding on the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, this publication provides
current best practices for animal care and use and discusses how applicable regulations and guidelines can be applied to neuroscience and behavioral
research. It encourages the use of professional judgment and careful interpretation of regulations and guidelines to develop performance standards
that ensure animal well-being and high-quality research.
PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory
Animals This policy is intended to ensure that PHS grantees and contractors care for and use animals humanely.
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training These principles were developed specifically for U.S. Government agencies to follow when conducting
testing, research, or training procedures involving vertebrate animals.
2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia This document
provides guidance on euthanasia methods and agents to ensure that animals are relieved from unnecessary pain and suffering.
USDA Animal Care Policy Manual This is a resource guide that provides additional
clarification on the intent of the Animal Welfare Act.