College of Natural Science & Mathematics

Guidelines for the Use of Non-Human Vertebrates

Projects involving non-human vertebrates require SRC approval.

In keeping with National JSHS guidelines, the ASHSSS has adopted the following rules regarding research involving non-human vertebrates.

  • Only animals that are lawfully acquired shall be used in experimentation and their retention and use shall be in strict compliance with state and local laws and regulations.
  • Animals used in experimentation must receive every consideration for their bodily comfort; they must be kindly treated, properly fed, and their surroundings kept in a sanitary condition.
  • No intrusive techniques may be used, including surgery, injections, or taking of blood.

When animals are used by students for their education or the advancement of science, such work shall be under the direct supervision of an experienced teacher or an investigator at a research institution with an approved active protocol for the use of vertebrate animals for this research.