Compliance Grant Info
Ohio University Assurance and License Numbers for Grant Applications
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Animal Welfare Assurance number: A3610-01
Current approval is effective from 7/7/2017 through 7/31/2021.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) registration certificate number: 31-R-0082
Current registration is effective through 8/30/2020.
Ohio University is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Int.) The facilities have been accredited since 2000.
Office of Human Research Protection Assurance number: FWA 00000095
Current approval is in effect until 7/17/2024.
IACUC and IRB Approval Numbers
The transmittal form requests the approval number of the protocol that supports the work indicated within the grant proposal. If you have more than one approval make sure that the approval number you list is the correct one for the work indicated. The approval number is the unique identifying number assigned by the Office of Research Compliance. A sample IACUC number would look like this: 04-L-001. A sample IRB number would look like this: 04-X-001. The compliance office does do a comparison review between the two documents to assure that the work indicated is covered by the approval. Most IRB and IACUC protocols have expiration dates. If the expiration date falls within the time period of the grant you must renew it, and do so as often as necessary.
Additional Information for Grant Applications using Vertebrate Animals
Ohio University maintains an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in full accordance with both Public Health Service (PHS) and USDA requirements. The IACUC meets monthly to review protocols and consider issues relating to the care and use of animals at Ohio University. The committee conducts semi-annual inspections and program reviews and prepares reports on the status of the animal care and use facilities and programs. The Vice President for Research, who is the designated Institutional Official, appoints the IACUC.
An attending veterinarian, Dr. Stephen Abfall D.V.M. who is licensed to practice in the state of Ohio, provides for Ohio University’s veterinary care. Dr. Abfall provides routine and emergency animal care and is a member of the IACUC. He is experienced with the care of laboratory animal species and with research facilities. In addition, Ohio University also retains the services of Dr. Harold Stills D.V.M. as a consulting veterinarian. Dr. Stills specializes in laboratory animal medicine and is board certified through the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Ohio University’s Laboratory Animal Resources animal care staff are all certified through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) and provide daily oversight to all research animals. All euthanasia is performed in accordance with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Panel on Euthanasia guidelines unless specific exemptions are requested and approved through the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Resources: Animal Facilities
Ohio University’s animal care program is maintained in accordance with PHS policy and meets the standards for care and housing set by the “Guide for the Care and Use of Animals” published by the National Research Council. The program also maintains accordance with all regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture. The animal care program is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Int.) and occupies approximately 30,000 square feet of space in multiple facilities. All of the facilities are fully equipped to handle a variety of species. The facilities include procedure rooms, laboratory and farm animal housing areas, surgical facilities and offices for the laboratory animal care staff. Each laboratory facility has an independent air supply system utilizing 100% fresh air with air exchanges. A preventive medicine program is in effect that consists of screening of animals upon arrival in the facilities, routine assessment of sentinels via a diagnostic testing laboratory and regular veterinary inspections.