Animal Use Guidelines

  1. New users of the Imaging Facility must fill out and sign the IACUC Requirements for Live Animal Imaging form before using the facility. The form must be completed and returned to the facility manager before access to the InVivo Imaging Core spaces is granted. If you need assistance completing this form, please contact the core facility director.


  1. Any live animal work must be covered by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocol (IACUC). IACUC protocols must be in place BEFORE any work is done. Before using NDIIF facilities, all aspects of experimental design related to the use of animals must be covered by an IACUC protocols specific to the project. Information on protocols and requirements can be found on the IACUC website. Please contact the facility manager for additional questions or assistance with the approval process.  


  1. For animal imaging, animals must be housed within one of the Friemann Life Science Center spaces located on the Notre Dame campus. The animals must originate from either A) a commercial vendor or B) the transgenic mouse facility. Animals ordered from a vendor should be shipped directly to FLSC. Except in very special circumstances, transport of animals from other campus locations to FLSC for housing or imaging is not permitted.