Bringing vertebrate animals from an off-campus source into a UMass classroom or UMass property may require review and approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). You will either be required to complete an IACUC protocolhttps://www.umass.edu/research/kuali-era-system or describe the proposed use on this short form.
The UMass Assurance with Public Health Service Policy requires compliance with federal animal welfare regulations and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The eighth edition of the Guide contains specific floor space recommendations for breeding mice. The aim of this policy is to meet the intent of the Guide using performance based standards of animal care and use while keeping in mind the special needs of investigators maintaining transgenic mouse breeding colonies.