Policies and Procedures
CLAR Animal Facility Access Policy
-Work conducted in the animal rooms should not begin before 7:00 AM and should end before 7:00 PM or 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM, depending on Daylight Savings Time. If you need access to the animal facility during dark hours, a written request is required.
-For reasons of security, public health and animal health, anyone wishing to enter the animal facilities must have an authorized MSM swipe badge issued in their name. Records of their credentials and swipe badge authorization must be on file with the Center for Laboratory Animal Resources Administrative Office (404-752-1724).
-Only individuals listed on an approved MSM-IACUC protocol can handle research animals under the care of the CLAR Animal Facility.
-New personnel may not access CLAR Animal Facilities until they have attended the CLAR Orientation session, submitted all required documentation to the CLAR Admin office and a Badge Access Approval form has been authorized by CLAR Administrative Staff and submitted to Public Safety.
-Persons less than 18 years old are prohibited from entering the facilities at all times.
-Please do not allow unauthorized individuals to use a swipe badge issued in someone else's name or allow them to handle research animals.
-The CLAR Administrative Office cannot be used as a means to enter or leave the Animal Facility.
-Any individual working in the CLAR Animal Facility must adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures.
CLAR Visitor Policy
-For reasons of security, public health and animal health, anyone wishing to visit the animal facilities must register with the Center for Laboratory Animal Resources office (404-752-1724).
-Visitors to the CLAR Animal Facility must be accompanied by their faculty sponsor or a member of the Center for Laboratory Animal Resources staff. The visit should be approved, in advance, by the Director of CLAR Operations.
-Staff access to animal facilities is limited to persons whose assigned duties require that they enter the facilities.
CLAR Animal Ordering Policy as of January 1, 2013
CLAR Per Diem Policy as of January 1, 2013
-All CLAR Purchase Request Forms for Research Animals must be accompanied by an approved purchase order (for AUC PI's) or an approved requisition (for MSM PI's) to cover subsequent Per Diem charges for the period of time the animals will be housed in CLAR facilities.
-Your quarterly Per Diem invoice will reflect the current total amount available for use on your account. Please pay close attention to this information to avoid your account reaching a PAST DUE status. If your account reaches a PAST DUE status, you will receive a memo detailing the current total due. These memos should be addressed immediately by clearing the total amount due on your account.
-CLAR cannot continue to, breed, order additional animals or house additional animals for investigators with PAST DUE accounts.