Policy Title

Animals in the Classroom


This policy defines student use of live, vertebrate animals for classroom exercises or for individual research projects


Students, faculty, and staff

Policy Number:2.4.01
Effective Date:06/01/2020
Date Reviewed: 04/27/2020
Last Review Date: Apr 1 2023 12:00AM; 04/20/2021
Responsible Official: Director of Grants and Sponsored Research Development
Responsible Office: Grants and Sponsored Research Devlopment
Contact Information:

Macfeat House, (803) 323-2460, https://www.winthrop.edu/grants/


1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

Faculty teaching a class in which students use live, vertebrate animals for classroom exercises or for individual research projects, should complete the Classroom Study Form (IACUC002). This should only be used when the type of projects that will be conducted and the types of animals that will be used is known. By signing the Classroom Study Form, the faculty member agrees to serve as the "principal investigator" and to educate the students on the proper use of animals in research (see Animal Welfare Act and Appropriate Animal Use Guidelines.) The faculty principle investigator will monitor the student projects for compliance. Faculty principle investigators are also responsible for having the students complete a Student Research Project form (IACUC002S) that will be kept on file and made available to the IACUC upon request. The Classroom Study Form is submitted by academic year - one form to cover Fall, Spring and/or Summer sessions.

A student conducting research that is not covered by an approved Classroom Study protocol, must complete the Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001), and receive IACUC approval before beginning the research.

Research by Faculty or Students without appropriately approved protocols is prohibited. Misconduct in research measures will be exacted.

Complete the Classroom Study Form (IACUC002) and submit to GSRD as directed on the form.

Classroom Study Form (IACUC002) located at: https://www.winthrop.edu/grants/forms.aspx 

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