I.Animal Care and Use Programme
1.Programme Management Responsibility [ , pp. 13-15]
a.The Institutional Official (e.g., Administrative Responsible Person, Certificate Holder) [ p. 13-14]
Describe how programme needs are clearly and regularly communicated to the Institutional Official by the Designated Veterinarian, IACUC/OB, and others associated with the programme.
b.The Designated Veterinarian [, p. 14]
i.Describe the institutional arrangement for providing adequate veterinary care. For each veterinarian associated with the programme (including private practitioners), provide the veterinarian's name(s), list responsibilities, and how the veterinarian is involved in monitoring the care and use of laboratory animals. If employed full‑time by the institution, note the percentage of time devoted to supporting the animal care and use programme of the institution. If employed part-time or as a consultant, note the frequency and duration of visits.
ii.List others (e.g., person(s) responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of the animals (if different), Principal Investigators, veterinarians serving as Principal Investigators, veterinary faculty/staff, technical staff, farm managers) who have a direct role in the provision of veterinary care and describe their responsibilities. An organisational chart depicting the reporting relationship between these individuals and the Designated Veterinarian should be included as an appendix.
c.Collaborations [, p. 15]
Describe processes for assigning animal care and use responsibility, animal ownership and IACUC/OB oversight responsibilities at off-site locations (i.e., collaborations).