Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide a detailed description of commonly used techniques. SOPs offer investigators an alternative to writing detailed steps in their Animal Use Protocol (AUP). If referenced within an AUP, any deviation from an SOP must be clearly described and justified in the AUP. Approval of the AUP indicates approval of the deviation for that protocol only.
SOPs are approved by the University Animal Care Committee (UACC). Refer to the appropriate SOP number and title in the procedural description field within the AUP and include necessary details such as compounds, volumes, frequencies, durations etc. (NOTE: SOPs do not need to be attached to your protocol).
SOP development and revision is an ongoing process. Read all SOPs prior to referencing them in your protocols, as they go through periodic revision. If you require an SOP not currently in the database, contact the University Veterinarian.
For technical assistance, contact the Training Coordinator.
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