ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE
All institutions involved in the use of live vertebrate animals must conform to the standards for animal maintenance and use published by the National Institutes of Health. Failure to provide thorough review of research proposals (grant and otherwise) and research procedures can result in a refusal to fund with federal monies and termination of the funding for existing projects. The goals of the Georgia College Animal Welfare Committee are to (a) provide faculty who work with animal information concerning the ethical standards for acceptable animal research, (b) advise faculty on procedures to insure adequate animal welfare, (c) review proposals for all uses of animals in teaching and research projects, and (d) inspect the animal housing colonies on a yearly basis, as required by National Institutes of Health.
Faculty who initiate research proposals which call for the use of animals should check with their research coordinator or the Research Office for the name of the chairperson for the committee and for fuller guidelines under this policy.