Procedures for procuring animals/cryopreserved embryos/sperms:Before any work begins, the Principal Investigator (PI) MUST have an approved Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol.
1. All animals to be housed in BRC must be requisite through BRC. Users are not allowed to import, purchase or obtain animals from institutes, commercial companies or any other sources on their own.
2. Laboratory Animals imported into BRC must meet the minimum health status as prescribed by BRC. The health reports provided by the exporting facility will be reviewed by BRC’s Veterinarian prior to shipment. BRC will advise the requestor accordingly after Veterinarian’s assessment.
3. If the laboratory animals/biologics to be imported are genetically modified (KO,KI,Tg), an approved “Proposal Form for Assessment of Genetic Manipulation Work” is required. This form is to be reviewed by the respective Research Institute’s (RI) Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and approved (signed) by its chairman.
The approved proposal form is to be submitted to BRC before the animals can be imported.
4. All import/export related charges are to be borne by the requesting PI.
If the order is canceled, BRC administrative fee is still chargeable