- PIs are responsible for understanding the OHSU IACUC Policies, the U.S. Government Principles and relevant portions of the PHS Guide, PHS Policy, and Animal Welfare Act, and must agree to abide by these policies, guidelines and laws in the conduct of all activities involving animals.
- PIs are responsible to assure that animals used for their IACUC approved research are provided with housing, feeding, and medical care that is in compliance with IACUC policies and DCM Standard Operating Procedures.
- PIs are responsible for notifying the IACUC of any proposed changes in animal care and usage and must wait for approval from the IACUC before any changes are implemented.
- PIs are responsible for promptly responding and furnishing information about animals as requested by the DCM. It is particularly important that PIs or their staff respond promptly to calls or emails concerning animal health.
- PIs are responsible for the ethical conduct of this project and for protecting the welfare of the animal subjects and human participants.
- PIs are responsible for certifying that all of the individuals who will participate in the procedures performed on animals are qualified and appropriately trained for the species used.
- PIs are responsible for management of rodent colonies including weaning to prevent overcrowded cages.
- PIs are responsible for all post surgical care of animals regardless of species used.
- PIs are responsible for obtaining the proper approval for projects involving biohazards and for notifying DCM at least two weeks in advance of beginning biohazard projects.
- PIs are responsible for notifying DCM at least two weeks in advance of any special housing or other requirements for their projects.
- PIs are responsible for completing all required University training related to Research and Animal use including Responsible Conduct of Research Training, species specific training, biohazard use training and facility use training.