Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Kristyn Achilich
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
IN-23: Laboratory Animal Welfare

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology

This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

Until 2017 we held a federal assurance for IACUC - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, because we had a faculty member who performed federally-funded research with laboratory rats. We developed a set of formal policies and procedures that met federal guidelines and related to the use of live animals for research and teaching activities. When we no longer had federally-funded research with lab animals, we did not keep our federal assurance, but we maintained an institutional-level IACUC, and essentially continued to follow the original federal guidelines and the policies and procedures we established when we had the federal assurance. We use those guidelines to apply to the study of animals in our teaching and research, both invertebrates and vertebrates, in the lab and in the field.

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