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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 [PDF], 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.

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Post Approval Monitoring Resources

ACU-502 Post Approval Monitoring Procedures [PDF]
Post Approval Monitoring Checklist [PDF]
Post Approval Monitoring Animal Facility Checklist [PDF]
PAM Educational Session Information [PDF]

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