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THE MISSION OF RESEARCH ANIMAL RESOURCES IS:

  • To provide for the care, health and well-being of animals used for research and education at the University of Minnesota;
  • To administer to the animal related needs of University researchers and educators through dissemination of knowledge and resources;
  • And to serve the public by ensuring observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of animals for research and education at the University of Minnesota.


RAR's Top 10 Things You Have to Know to Use Animals at the University of Minnesota

10. Know who to contact for questions about: 

9. Be aware of occupational health programs and policies. 

8. Contact the IACUC for any changes in approved protocol. 

 

7. Most laboratory animal species used in the Twin Cities Campus must be ordered through RAR 

6. Follow RAR policies and procedures when housing them in an RAR facility 

5. Be aware of the various laws and guidelines that affect animal use at the University of Minnesota 

4. Be trained in the procedures and the proper use of the drugs you will be using. Use of Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Rodents and Nonhuman primates requires special training and certification prior to use

3. Minimize pain and distress in animals by: 

2. Complete the Animal Care and Use Orientation online tutorial before working with any animals.

1. ALL ANIMALS USED IN RESEARCH, TEACHING OR TESTING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MUST BE INCLUDED IN AN APPROVED ANIMAL CARE and USE PROTOCOL ON FILE WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE and USE COMMITTEE.


ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION of ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES and PROGRAMS

Administrative oversight for all research animal care at the University is managed by the Institutional Official for Animal Care and Use, Office of the Vice President for Research. Policies and guidelines are established by the Institutional Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Day-to-day management of animal care facilities is the responsibility of Research Animal Resources, whose Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research of the Academic Health Center for operational oversight of RAR. RAR directly manages the animal care facilities on the Twin Cities Campus and indirectly oversees the management of laboratory animal facilities on other campuses.

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