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    Animal Care and Use 

    Policy Statement                                                                      

    Adelphi University regards the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing to be an integral component of continued progress in science, education, and agriculture. The university expects all of its animal facilities and programs to maintain the highest standards of animal care and use, and to be operated in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.

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    Refer to  the Institutional Animal Care and Rights Committee

    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    The university is committed to the highest ethical standards of animal care and use. This policy outlines the principles that govern the humane conduct of activities involving live vertebrate animals, procedures that ensure compliance with external regulations and the responsible use of Adelphi resources, and establishes roles and responsibilities of those individuals who are involved in the care and use of animals in research, testing and teaching.

    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

    Faculty, Staff and Students


    Policy Owner

    Christopher Storm

    Secondary Contacts

    Matthias Foellmer

    Andrea Ward 

    Mary Cortina

    Document History                                                      

    • Last Reviewed Date: 2014
    • Last Revised Date: September 2017
    • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

    Who Approved This Policy                                                  

    Office of the Provost

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