The Animal Welfare Assurance Program staff receives all new animal use protocols (AUPs) in iRIS and the system assigns an AUP number. All future correspondence between the IACUC and the investigator should reference the assigned AUP number.
As part of the IACUC AUP approval process, principal investigators must document the training and experience of their personnel. IACUC expects all personnel to participate in Texas A&M animal care and use training opportunities to satisfy their training requirements. In addition, personnel who work with animals or are at risk from animal exposure must be enrolled in a Biosafety Occupational Health Program and informed of the risks associated with the animal exposure.
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