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Research Project: Utilize the University of Missouri Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-041-029-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2021
End Date: Aug 31, 2026

Objective:
To utilize the University of Missouri Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when conducting research on food-producing animals.

Approach:
USDA animal scientists conduct research on food-producing animals using Cooperator's facilities, research farms, and personnel. In order to avoid ambiguity, duplication of research proposal reviews and record keeping, ARS and Cooperator wish to operate under a single set of rules/guidelines for all employees (ARS and Cooperator) working on Cooperator's research farms or in either Cooperator's or ARS' facilities.