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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I submit my animal protocol?

Please submit an electronic version of your protocol to Kelly Pitts.  Then, bring a signed hardcopy to her at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (McReynolds 110).

How do I determine the number of animals that are needed for an experiment?

Several web sites can be used to estimate the number of animals that are required.  The University of Iowa offers several programs in the form of JAVA applets that can be used to estimate sample size.

How do I conduct literature searches regarding the use of animals?

Visits this web site, at the USDA, for more information: Alternatives and the Animal Welfare Act - Conducting Literature Searches Brochure

These websites are great sources for finding alternatives for the use of animals: ALTWEB, and the Animal Welfare Information Center.

What are some other useful sources of information regarding animal welfare?

Please note that following these links will redirect you away from the APSU IACUC website to the organizations site.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals