By direction from the NYS Governor’s office, effective March 17, 2020 and until further notice, only Essential SUNY employees shall report to work.
The CMLAF is an Essential Service and our staff will continue report to work and provide care for the animals in house. Non-essential services however will now be discontinued. All wetlab training will be cancelled as of tomorrow March 18. We will no longer process animal orders or accept new imports.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to NOT begin any new animal experimentations or studies. Technical support from LAF will be very limited. However ongoing animal studies and breeding colony maintenance should continue. Please limit breeding to that which will maintain the colonies.
If any lab cannot maintain their animal studies, please contact Dr. Martin for possible assistance.
Animal experimentation is a crucial component of scientific research and education. Most advances in modern biomedical science can be traced back to original studies in animals. The university continues to support this critical research while fully appreciating its additional complexities.
All animal research must be approved by the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which works close with the Comparative Medicine-Laboratory Animal Facilities (CM-LAF) to help researchers develop effective and compliant protocols.
Investigators need both CM-LAF and the IACUC when doing animal research. Generally CM-LAF assists with hands-on care and treatment of the animals. The IACUC ensures that your protocols comply with federal, state and university guidelines.
- Enrolled in the Occupational Health Monitoring Program
- Attended a CM-LAF orientation session for the animal facility
- Attended all appropriate online and in-person training sessions
- Submitted the Occupational Health Education qualification form
Faculty departing UB must cover all appropriate IACUC and CM-LAF protocols as well as leaving contact information in case of questions.