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Alternative Search Summary (Example)

The IACUC requests that investigators complete and submit the following form.


 
Search Narrative

* Date the search was performed:

* Names of the databases searched (due to the variation in subject coverage and sources used, one database is seldom adequate):

* Search strategy used (including scientifically relevant terminology):

* Publication year(s) covered:________ to _______

Other sources consulted:
 

Search Results

  1. Did you find any ways to reduce animal numbers? ____
    If so, describe why you can or cannot use them:
  2. Did you find any methods that minimize pain or distress? ____
    If so, describe why you can or cannot use them:
  3. Can you replace your animal model with a non-animal model or less sentient species? ____
    Why or why not?

Additional Comments:
 

Signature of researcher:
 

*Items required by USDA Policy 12, "Consideration of Alternatives to Painful/Distressful Procedures".