Involving r/sNA or biohazardous agents
Regulations and informational resources
For research involving animals that utilizes r/sNA or biohazardous agents, refer to regulations, and informational resources:
- Federal regulations & resources
- State regulations & resources
- WSU administrative units
WSU administrative support
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Ensures that all vertebrate animals involved in WSU teaching or research receive ethical and humane care and treatment. IACUC informational resources can help guide the work of principal investigators, animal managers, and students.
Office of the Campus Veterinarian
Overseeing all animal care and facilities at WSU. The laboratory animal care and use program complies with federal, state, and local guidelines for laboratory animal care.
Investigational new animal drugs
If you plan to utilize an investigative new animal drug (INAD) as part of your research, contact the director of the Office of Research Assurances. That office will work with the biosafety officer and/or the Office of the Campus Veterinarian to coordinate your communications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Communicating with the FDA
The Office of Research Assurances manages communication with the FDA for the following purposes:
- To ensure application of fee waivers and reductions when appropriate
The FDA has a fee schedule (pdf) for registering the use of INADs. For details, see the FDA document #170 (Guidance for Industry), entitled “Animal Drug User Fees and Fee Waivers and Reductions.” (pdf)
- To minimize fees for INAD applications and revisions
Any faculty member applying for an INAD or causing the FDA to open an existing INAD file (pdf) (for a revision, for instance) may incur significant fees.
FDA guidances with regard to INADs
Refer to FDA documents for information on specific INAD-related issues.