Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
IN-23: Laboratory Animal Welfare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Becky Haney
Associate Professor
Economics
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Does the institution have a written policy explicitly prohibiting laboratory animals in its care from being subjected to severe and unrelieved pain and distress?:
Yes

The written policy explicitly prohibiting laboratory animals in the institution’s care from being subjected to severe and unrelieved pain and distress:
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A copy of the written policy explicitly prohibiting laboratory animals in the institution’s care from being subjected to severe and unrelieved pain and distress:
Website URL where information about the laboratory animal welfare program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

From Randall DeJong, Calvin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) chair:

"I also want to make sure it's clear that there is a purposeful division of labor between the Calvin IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) and the WMRL IACUC. If a Calvin researcher wishes to use birds or mammals for research or teaching and they need to be housed, then the WMRL space needs to be used, and thus such a protocol must be sent to and evaluated by the WMRL IACUC. If vertebrates, including birds or mammals are being studied on the preserve or elsewhere in the field, then the protocol is sent to and evaluated by the Calvin IACUC. Fish, amphibians, or reptiles needed in the laboratory for research or teaching can be housed in Calvin labs, as they do not need to be housed in regulated facilities."

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