Writing a research protocol that involves human or animal subjects includes bioethics ideas. It also involves understanding appropriate research methodologies and justifying the need for the research. This page is meant to help you
An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a local working group that research facilities must appoint to be in accordance with law. Some of their primary functions are to:
To learn more about using animals in research, check out the NABR website below.
Research involving animal models requires that you demonstrate you have sought alternatives to using animals, and have worked to reduce the number of animals included in the study, and have refined techniques used in the study to reduce pain and suffering. There are a number of excellent resources on the web that can assist you with this process.
Searching for sources that cover specific protocols for basic science research can be difficult if you have not been immersed in that area of research previously. There are several books and resources in the library collection that cover these types of protocols. To find them, the following searches in the Library Catalog may be a helpful starting point.