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In order to follow university policies, state and federal laws, IACUC office performs scheduled inspections for all animal housing rooms, surgical and procedure rooms. 

New Brunswick/Piscataway IACUC conducts program review every six months and has four semi-annual inspections per year. 

Newark IACUC performs program review and facilities inspection every six months.

Schedule is as follows:

New Brunswick/Piscataway IACUC

     -Legacy Rutgers facilities: May/November schedule

     -RWJ Facilities:  January/July schedule

Newark IACUC

     -Newark Facilities: April/October

Numerous aspects of the facilities are reviewed during the inspections including those listed below, but not limited to:

  • Protocol and Study Procedures
  • Appropriate Euthanasia methods
  • Controlled Substances
  • Surgery
  • Facilities – Housing and procedures areas maintenance
  • Record Keeping
  • Expired Materials
  • Staff Training
  • Safety Issues

To be prepared for inspections and to ensure facilities meets or exceeds required standards  policies and guidelines found below should be reviewed.   IACUC follows these  to guides their inspection.