Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
IN-23: Laboratory Animal Welfare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Prabhakar Shrestha
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:
At NJIT, the use of vertebrate animals in research requires registration, review, and approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Rutgers University-Newark. The policy for both the campuses can be found here: https://policies.rutgers.edu/view-policies/research-section-90 under section 90.2.1. The policy mentions that proper use of animals, including the avoidance or minimizing of discomfort, distress, and pain when consistent with sound scientific practices, is imperative. The research involving animals is performed in an ethical manner designed to minimize pain and distress and comply with applicable regulations. The policy indicates toward being kind and avoiding or minimizing any distress and pain.

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:
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Website URL where information about the laboratory animal welfare program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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