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Policy: Animal Facility Photography (DAR)

Policy: Animal Facility Photography (DAR)

Photographs or filming within the campus laboratory animal facilities must have prior approval of the Division of Animal Resources (DAR) director, associate, or assistant directors and must be in accordance with the following stipulations:

  • Twenty-four hour advance notice should be given whenever possible. Requests may be denied if presented on short notice.
  • The animal care supervisor or member of the veterinary staff must be present for all photographs being taken.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn by all persons in the photograph, keeping the species of animal and procedure demonstrated in mind.
  • Appropriate handling and restraint methods for the species must be used.
  • All procedures shown must be described in the approved animal care and use protocol for that particular animal.
  • No references to personal information should be visible in the photograph; pay attention to the background and items such as cage cards.
  • Have animals in clean surroundings, clean cages, or clean pens with clean accessories. Water bottles and feeders should be full if visible in the photo.
  • The principal investigator (PI) approves all photographs to be taken of his/her animals.
  • No animals that are ill, have visible lesions, or visible research alterations (e.g., implants, tumors) are to be photographed without specific permission from the DAR director and the PI.

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