Animal Care and Use Protocols

An Animal Care and Use Protocol is a request made to the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) to conduct a scientific experiment on live, vertebrate animals. Animals can not be ordered or used at Davidson College until a protocol is approved by the Davidson College ACUC. Each protocol submitted must include a detailed description of the research being conducted, minimize the number of animals being used in the study, minimize pain and distress to animals in the study, prove there is not a replacement or alternative model to the use of a living animal, prove the research is not a replication of previous work, and submit justification that the research being conducted is benificial to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Directions for Submitting a Form

Animal Use Protocol Form

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