The following resources may be useful to you as you prepare your research proposal.

Note for all Ball State researchers conducting animal-based research: Effective January 1, 2012, NIH requires that all Assured institutions conducting animal research be in accordance with the standards set forth in Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Ed. All researchers must make sure that their protocols and their animal care and use programs are in accordance with the Guide.

American Veterinary Medical Association
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition

American Society of Mammalogists
The Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the Use of Wild Mammals in Research

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - 8th Edition

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare Act

Ornithological Council
The Ornithological Council: Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service National Agricultural Library - Animal Welfare Information Center

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) - 5th Edition

OSHA Lab Safety
Guidelines for Working With Small Animals

Animal Welfare Reporting
BSU Animal Welfare Reporting