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Post Approval Monitoring

Drexel University’s Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) is committed to the health and safety of both personnel and animals.  Once an animal use protocol has been approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), it is routinely monitored by several University entities. The routine monitoring of animal activities is to ensure compliance with the protocol and to provide the highest standard of animal welfare.

Post Approval Monitoring is a one of these compliance entities, and is a highly regarded, quality customer service offered to all laboratory animal users of Drexel University. The ORI has the responsibility of ensuring that all laboratory animal research practices are consistent with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  The Animal Welfare Analyst of the ORI works with each animal user on an individual basis to cater the review of each animal use IACUC approved protocol according to its specific complexities and goals. All lab animal research at Drexel including field studies are monitored as a service to support and protect research staff and animals, in keeping their protocols and animal activities compliant with the latest federal and institutional standards. Assistance is also provided to navigate best practices for the most efficient and humanely productive science possible.

The Animal Welfare Analyst can always be reached at animalwelfare@drexel.edu with any questions, concerns or comments.

Research Enterprise's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


LAB ANIMAL RESEARCHER SELF ASSESSMENT [PDF]

Attention Researchers!

Please use this Self-Assessment to help keep your laboratory and protocol within compliance during the Research Ramp Up Transition phases, as well as year round lab maintenance. We are here to support you and keep your lab productive and up to date with the latest and best practices.


COVID-19 CITI Modules, Optional Training Resources

Drexel University has added some helpful “Returning to Campus” resources through the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) website. The ORI encourages the usage of these materials which may be quite helpful in understanding COVID-19, prevention strategies and moving forward. There are also supplemental modules specifically for human and animal researchers. Laboratory animal users are encouraged to check out the “COVID-19 Safe Lab Reactivation (Animal Research) (ID 20084)” module. If you have any questions or comments about this specific module or are having trouble accessing this module, please contact Dr. Shateenah Barnes at animalwelfare@drexel.edu for assistance. Thank you for your attention and best wishes to all! Please visit this optional training resource today!

For a step by step guide to view these courses, consult the following PDF:

Step by Step Guide to COVID-19 Animal Research Training [PDF]


View the Post Approval Monitoring FAQs

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Animal Welfare Analyst for all animal welfare related questions, comments or concerns at animalwelfare@drexel.edu. Your thoughts, opinions and feelings matter to us.