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Research Involving the Use and Care of Animal Subjects

The University and its faculty accept ethical and legal responsibility for the well-being and protection of animals involved in research and classroom activities or demonstrations.  All research activities carried out under the auspices of the University and involving the use of animals must be reported and approved in accordance with approved University procedures prior to the initiation of the work by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.


NIH: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare 

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

New NIH Public Access Policy

We would like to share with you some very important and new rules that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in January 2008. Under these rules, in order to ensure that the public has timely access to published results of NIH funded research, Institutions and their Principal Investigators must submit certain peer-reviewed articles to a designated web site. The rules have potential copyright implications, especially concerning negotiating agreements with publishing companies and others. Please, note the following relevant excerpt taken from

“Principal Investigators and their Institutions are responsible for ensuring all terms and conditions of awards are met. This includes the submission of articles that arise directly from their awards, even if they are not an author or co-author of the publication. Principal Investigators and their Institutions should ensure that the authors are aware of and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.”

For detailed information click on the following links:

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