This policy applies to all research groups intending to and/or actively holding animals, including overnight housing or housing beyond 12 hours, in an area not daily overseen by a facility manager or designate that is considered to be at arm’s-length from the research group.
All researchers wishing to hold/house animals within a NALM site must receive certification by the AUS in advance of initial site use as well as annual recertification. A certificate may only be renewed following a repeat inspection. Non-compliance during the year of certification may result in revocation of the approval; only upon successful re-inspection of the area may approval be re-instated.
For more information, please see the AUS-approved NALM policy (PDF).