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Subject: Use of Animals in Research, Teaching, or Testing
Date of Origin: 12-06-89 Date Last Amended: 01-26-09 Date Last Reviewed: 01-26-09
I. INTRODUCTION (Purpose and Intent)
The University of South Florida System ("USF System") affirms that respect for all forms
of life is an inherent characteristic of scientists who conduct research involving animals;
that the respectful treatment, care, and use of animals involved in research is an ethical
and scientific necessity; and that the use of animals in research and teaching contributes
to the advancement of knowledge and understanding.
Accordingly, the USF System has established and provides resources for an Animal Care
and Use Program that is managed in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act, Title 9,
Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter A, "Animal Welfare," Parts 1-3, and the Public
Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
All research and teaching activities involving vertebrate animals must be conducted in
accordance with the USF System Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
policies, available in the policies section of the Office of Research & Innovation web site: