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Important Documents

Use of Animals in Research - VHA Handbook 1200.07 (418 KB, PDF)


Forms for Semiannual Evaluations of the Institutional Care and Use Program and Facilities

Each row in the table below shows a version of the set of forms used for reporting on the Semiannual Evaluations performed by VA IACUCs. Please be sure to use the current version of the forms for each Semiannual Evaluation; for each report, complete all four of the documents, which are available via the links in first row of the table.

Version Date

Form

Comments

Status




2/28/2013

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

VA Semiannual Evaluation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program and Facilities

Part 1 – Checklist (Section A)

Part 1 – Checklist (Section B)

Part 2 – Table of Deficiencies and Departures

Part 3 – Post-Review Documentation

Minor update with clarifications and corrections

Current version now required




5/10/2012

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

VA Semiannual Evaluation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program and Facilities

Part 1 – Checklist (Sections A and B)

Part 2 – Table of Deficiencies and Departures

Part 3 – Post-Review Documentation

Major update to incorporate the provisions of the 8th edition of the Guide and document "departures"

May be used for evaluations completed before 9/30/2013



April 2011

April 2011


April 2011

VA IACUC Semi-Annual Self-Review Forms

Form 1. Checklist (Parts A and B)

Form 2. Table of Program and Facility Deficiencies

Form 3. Post Review Documentation

Includes new features in response to review of VA animal programs by OIG (e.g., table of work orders)

No longer in use, as of 11/30/2012



February 2011

February 2011


February 2011

VA IACUC Semi-Annual Self-Review Forms

Form 1. Checklist (Parts A and B)

Form 2. Table of Program and Facilities Deficiencies

Form 3. Post-Review Documentation

Interim update

No longer in use, as of 10/31/2011



October 2005

October 2005


October 2004

VA IACUC Semi-Annual Self-Review Forms

Form 1. Checklist (Parts A and B)

Form 2. Table of Program and Facilities Deficiencies

Form 3. Post-Review Documentation

 

No longer in use, as of 8/31/2011

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Animal Component of Research Protocol

Each row in the table below shows a version of the ACORP used for documenting protocols for review by the IACUC. Please be sure to use the current version for any work that will be reviewed by the IACUC for submission in support of an application for VA funding. For each protocol, complete the Main Body and all applicable Appendices; the forms and instructions are available via the links in the first row of the table.

Version Number

Form

Comments

Status

4

Animal Component of Research Protocol (ACORP)    Main Body
   (ACORP Instructions)

Appendix 1 – Additional Local Information
    (ACORP App. 1 Instructions)

Appendix 2 – Antibody Production
   (ACORP App. 2 Instructions)

Appendix 3 – Biosafety
    (ACORP App. 3 Instructions)

Appendix 4 -- Ante-mortem Specimen Collection
   (ACORP App. 4 Instructions)

Appendix 5 – Surgery
   (ACORP App. 5 Instructions)

Appendix 6 – Special Husbandry and Procedures
    (ACORP App. 6 Instructions)

Appendix 7 – Use of Patient Care Equipment or Areas for Animal Studies
    (ACORP App. 7 Instructions)

Appendix 8 – Use of Explosive Agent(s) within the VMU or in Animals
   (ACORP App. 8 Instructions)

Appendix 9 – Departures from "Must" and "Should" Standards in the Guide
   (ACORP App. 9 Instructions)

Major update from Version 3

Separate expanded instructions – with references and examples

Current version now required for any protocol submitted to the IACUC for initial or triennial review.

3

Animal Component of Research Protocol (ACORP)

Appendix 1 – Use of a Non-VA Facility to House Animals Purchased with VA or VA Research and Education Corporation Funds

Appendix 2 – Antibody Production

Appendix 3 – Test Substances

Appendix 4 -- Antemortem Specimen Collection

Appendix 5 – Surgery

Appendix 6 – Special Husbandry and Procedures

Appendix 7 – Request to Use Patient Care Procedural Areas for Animal Studies

Appendix 8 – Request to Use of Explosive Agent in the Animal Facility or in Animals

Appendix 9 – Additional Local Information

Major update from version 2/2a

May be used for protocols submitted to the IACUC before 2/1/14

2a

 

 

No longer in use, as of 1/1/2005

2

 

 

No longer in use, as of 1/1/2005

Contracting Documents for Purchases of Laboratory Animal Feed and Bedding

To purchase common feed and/or bedding products from Harlan/Teklad, Purina LabDiet, Bio-Serve, or Dyets, Incorporated (for The Andersons, NEPCO, PJ Murphy, Shepherd Specialty Papers, Biofresh, and Ancare products), please read the "Cover Letter" file. The cover letter describes the use of the other documents listed below, and provides contacts to receive help when using them.

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