Policies, Guidelines, Exemptions

IACUC Policies and Guidelines for the use of animals in research at Emory University can be found on the eIACUC SharePoint site (use Emory ID credentials to log in).

  • Adoption
  • Adverse Events Report Form
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Animal Housing Study Areas
  • Aseptic Survival Surgery in Rodents
  • Blood Collection
  • Collaborating MOUs
  • Complete Freund's Adjuvant
  • Counting Animals
  • Custom-made Antibodies
  • Education and Training
  • Emergency Preparedness / Human Pandemic Outbreaks
  • Environmental Enrichment for Nonhuman Primates
  • Euthanasia - AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals 2020 Edition
  • Expired Materials
  • Food and/or Fluid Regulation
  • Gas Anesthesia Vaporizer Maintenance 
  • Genotypic and Phenotypic Monitoring of Genetically Manipulated Animals
  • Humane Endpoints
  • IACUC Member Education and Training Requirements
  • Identification and Genotyping Methods
  • Injectable Agents
  • Intra-Emory Transport of Animals
  • Investigation of Animal Welfare Concerns
  • Minors in Laboratories - Please refer to Emory University Policy 7.21
  • MPTP Guidelines
  • Multiple Survival Surgery
  • NHP Restraint Monitoring Guidelines
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Drugs
  • Policy Development, Review, and Revision 
  • Post Approval Monitoring
  • Postmortem Sharing of Animal Tissues
  • Production of Monoclonal Antibodies Using Mouse Ascites Method (OLAW Guidance) #F8
  • Prolonged Restraint
  • Protocol Review and Approval
  • Resolving Issues of Noncompliance
  • Rodent Colony Management IACUC Policy
  • Sanitation of Research Equipment Used with Animals
  • Social and Environmental Enrichment Program for Non-primate research Animals
  • Stabilization of Animals Before Use in Research
  • Transfer of Animals Between Outside Institutions and Emory
  • Tumor Burden Scoring
  • Weaning Rats, Mice, and Voles
  • Whistleblower Policy (PDF) 

Other Policies and Guidelines

The Office of Compliance offers a number of forms to assist investigators in the Emory research community conducting research using Controlled Substances or Dangerous Drugs. Usage records of Controlled Substance AND Dangerous Drugs must be kept to remain in compliance with state and federal laws.

The Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (RCRA) Office, the IACUC, and DAR collaborated to assemble this policy for recording and surveillance of animal research activities. This policy includes an attestation that the Principal Investigator needs to complete and route for approval by the EU DAR Attending Veterinarian and the AVP for RCRA. We acknowledge the support and feedback provided by the Emory Primate Center.

Terminated Exemptions

  • Exemption for Using Single-Dose Non-Bacteriostatic Sterile Injectable Saline or Water - This exemption was terminated by the IACUC during its legally convened meeting on September 6, 2023.