These procedures are intended to ensure the integrity of work carried out with animals is of the highest standard

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are detailed descriptions of routine procedures used in research that have been approved by the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). SOPs are intended to ensure the integrity of work carried out with animals is of the highest standard and that processes are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

SOPs in animal ethics applications

Approved SOPs may be used to complement an animal ethics approval application and should be attached to the Documents tab in RIMS when drafting your submission. Any variety in technique from an approved SOP must be stated in the application and the variation described in full.

SOP submissions

Investigators are invited to submit a procedure for inclusion as an approved SOP, provided it describes one procedure only and doesn’t include a series of complex procedures. An SOP may contain multiple SOPs provided each is cited and the resultant SOP wouldn’t require modification. SOPs for laboratory animal procedures must be prepared or reviewed by the animal facilities manager.

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