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Animal Welfare Orientation Tutorial

All Faculty, students and research or technical staff who wish to engage in research involving the use of vertebrate animals, must satisfactorily complete the orientation and have their role identified on a UAWC approved protocol PRIOR to participating in any animal-related activities and PRIOR to obtaining access to the research facility. No exceptions will be made and until orientation is attained, work with animals is prohibited until completion of the animal welfare orientation. Non-faculty members must be sponsored for orientation by a faculty researcher, preferably the project principal investigator.

This tutorial will discuss several aspects of humane care and use of animals in research. It will also provide a set of general guidelines for the facilities comprising the NYU Washington Square Campus animal research program. When this tutorial is completed, follow the instructions for completing the orientation process. Further and/or specific information about facility functions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are available through the Office of Veterinary Resources (OVR) at


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