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Animal Research Online (ARO)

ARO is a new web-based system designed to manage animal research protocols and the protocol review process. It will improve efficiency and effectiveness and also reduce compliance risk for researchers, IACUC members, and staff.

AAALAC Accredited

The University of Pittsburgh is an AAALAC accredited institution. AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

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Monitoring of Animals in Exercise Studies
Studies of the effects of exercise on animals often require the animals to participate in regimes such as treadmill running.
Changes in IACUC Training Requirements
Changes in University training requirements will affect IACUC protocol approvals in 2018, including approvals of annual protocol renewals. Please assure that all personnel listed on your protocols are up-to-date on training.
Required Monitoring of Animals Following Anesthesia
This is a reminder to animal users that all anesthetized animals must be observed until they fully recover from anesthesia.