Policies & Guidelines

Below are the individual documents outlining the University of South Alabama's policies, procedures, and guidelines associated with the care and use of animals. 

To learn more about the governing regulations which USA is obligated to adhere, please see the Regulations page. 



Breeding Software Program: Conditional Allele Mouse Planner (CAMP)

Conditional Allele Mouse Planner (CAMP) is a software program to help scientists set up a breeding strategy and calculate the costs of generating mice with conditional alleles. The software was created at the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and published in Transgenic Res. ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21870117/ ) 2011 Aug 26 [Epub ahead of print]. To access the free application, go to https://hpcwebapps.cit.nih.gov/CAMP/.


Writing your Vertebrate Animal Section:
The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) has produced a new podcast that discusses what must be included in an application if vertebrate animals are included in the research? 

To hear the Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section podcast, please click the following link: https://grants.nih.gov/news/virtual-learning/podcasts.htm and navigate to Prepare a Successful Grant Application: Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section. 

VAS Template
OLAW VAS Guidelines
Preparing the VAS
VAS Checklist