|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
IN-23: Laboratory Animal Welfare
Total adjusted for non-applicable credits
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.
This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.
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.
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 or simply email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.