Transgenic / Gene Targeted (Tg/GT) Animals



Many Tg/GT animals are being constructed that need to be monitored by the IACUC to comply with various federal regulations. When reviewing protocols, the IACUC has the responsibility to ensure the necessity for the use of live vertebrate animals and to ensure the appropriate use of species and strains for the proposed work.


1. Any Tg/GT animal to be constructed and/or used at the UCHC must be named and described in an approved animal care and use protocol. This includes animals destined for use at either the UCHC or an outside institution.

2. All Tg/GT will be assigned a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) number by the BSO or IACUC coordinator.  This GMO number must be reflected on the cage cards housing Tg/GT animals.

3. It is the responsibility of the PI to inform the IACUC if there are any phenotpyic pain or distress associated with the line, including unexpected lethality.  If this is not known at the time of initial use, it must be reported to the IACUC immediately upon discovery.


Effective Dates: June 29, 2017 through May 31, 2020