Policies and Procedures

Extensive guidelines, policies, and regulations govern the management of pain and distress in laboratory animals.  These include the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act, the US Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Regulations and Policies, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the US Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training. These guidelines, policies, and regulations require the IACUC to ensure that animal-use protocols include strategies for minimizing pain and distress in animals and that the availability or appropriateness of the use of less-invasive procedures (alternatives) are considered by the principal investigator (PI).  The following policies and guidelines have been adopted by the Cal State LA IACUC, and are taken into account during protocol review and approval.

Contact Information
Jason Shiotsugu, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director of Research
Office of Research and Development
Golden Eagle Building 314