AUPs

Some AUP information is easily accessible online, including personnel, hazardous agent responses, and controlled drug usage. You can also now submit certain AUP amendment forms completely online, saving time and paperwork.

As part of our continuing effort to make all information as easily accessible as possible, we are working towards moving nearly all of the AUP-related forms and responses onto LIMS. This would allow you to access your protocol from any computer and to manage the application and renewal process online rather than using a great deal of paper.


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Attachments

All of the documentation associated with an AUP is now available on LIMS. Users can search for documents based on type, amendment type, or status. If the attachments associated with the AUP are searchable PDFs, the contents of the documents are included in the AUP search if the Document Contents option is selected in the Column Options dropdown.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > ACC Submissions


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Amendments

Some AUP amendments can be submitted through LIMS. These include including

  • increasing mouse budgets,
  • adding hazardous agents,
  • adding personnel, and
  • adding mouselines.
This saves both time and paper and creates a more easily accessible record of what amendments have been submitted for any given protocol.

Where to Find this Feature: AUPs > ACC Documents > Amendments


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AUP Personnel Tracking

Person records are now associated directly with AUPs, which can reduce the amount of extraneous information displayed to members of labs with many protocols active at the same time. The date that a person was added to or removed from an AUP is displayed here.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > Person


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Hazardous Agents Tracking & Response Forms

To ensure ready access to hazardous agents information, LIMS includes additional information about each potentially hazardous agent. Response forms from our Laboratory Safety Manager are also available directly on LIMS, so that you have access to them throughout the facility at any time.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > Hazardous Agents


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Procedures

To ensure ready access to information about the procedures allowed on a protocol, we have started to track this information on LIMS. At the moment, we list the permitted euthanasia methods. In the future, this tab will also describe approved surgical and experimental procedures.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > Procedures


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Post-Approval Reviews (PARs)

Periodically, our staff will review the work done on a lab's protocol. The details about the findings are stored on LIMS.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > PAR


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Controlled Drugs Inventory & Exemption Tracking

Although Controlled Drug Exemptions are the responsibility of individual labs, some drugs are distributed through TCP. We now track that information on LIMS rather than in paper log books, to ease accounting and authorization issues.

Where to Find this Feature: View Animal Protocol > Controlled Drugs

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