Complying with the Guide


In order to comply with government regulations (PHS and USDA) and the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) the UConn Health’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has implemented a policy stating that the ACC will use the recommendations and standards set forth by The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition (NRC, 2011) in determining appropriate standards of laboratory animal care.


Any protocols or situations which require a deviation from the Guide must be submitted to the IACUC in writing with a justification of why the deviation is required. This justification must be scientifically sound and not for the convenience of the investigator or for monetary reasons.

Effective Dates:    December 7, 2023 through December 31, 2026