In order to perform field research at APSU researchers must complete a "Field Research Protocol." The field research protocol is very much abbreviated when the proposed research only involves observation of animals.
The signature of the Field Research Protocol certifies that the principal investigator and all other project personnel have read and are familiar with the applicable guidelines. Links to the guidelines can be found below. Please note that following these links will redirect you away from the APSU IACUC website to the organizations site.
Guidelines for the Capture, Handling, and Care of Mammals, as approved by the American Society of Mammalogists, prepared by the Animal Care and Use Committee.
Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Fisheries Society, American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. American Fisheries Society, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814, Copyright 2004.
Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research. Revised by the Herpetological Animal Care and Use Committee (HACC) of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2004.
Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research. The Ornithological Council: Providing Scientific Information about Birds. Special Publication 1997. Second Edition 1999. Edited by A.S. Gaunt and L.W. Oring.