Maintaining Your Lab

Compliance with Federal, State, and Institutional policies is an essential component of any animal care and use program. This Basic Compliance list has been created to help investigators and avoid potential compliance issues.

Common Compliance Problems

Compliance problems can range from lapses in protocol renewal to working with animals prior to completing training. 

Visitor Guidelines

Any visitor to an animal research facility must adhere to strict protocols and guidelines. The Visitor Guidelines can be found here.

Controlled Substances Guidelines and Forms

To aid University of Pittsburgh investigators in complying with the Controlled Substances Act and related regulations, University guidelines have been developed, as well as a number of internal implementation procedures which can be found here.