Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
IN-23: Laboratory Animal Welfare

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a Reporter

Criteria

Institution has a written policy explicitly prohibiting laboratory animals in its care from being subjected to severe and unrelieved pain and distress. Policies that prohibit animal testing altogether also qualify.

To earn this credit, an institution must be engaged in animal research and/or research that could potentially include animal subjects.

Policies at the national, regional or state/provincial level to which the institution adheres count if such policies fully meet the criteria outlined above. Policies that could potentially allow severe pain and distress (e.g., U.S. federal guidelines) do not count.


Applicability

This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.


Scoring

An institution earns 0.5 bonus points for having a written policy explicitly prohibiting laboratory animals in its care from being subjected to severe and unrelieved pain and distress. Partial points are not available.


Measurement

Report on current policies at the time of submission.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.