The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have provided a joint formal assurance to the Department of Health and Human Services that UNMC and UNO will comply with the Public Health Service (PHS) policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (revised as of August, 2002). 

This Assurance is applicable to all research, research training, experimentation, biological testing, and related activities, hereinafter referred to as activities, involving live vertebrate animals supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) and conducted at this Institution, or at another institution as a consequence of the subgranting or subcontracting of a PHS conducted or PHS-supported activity by this Institution. 

"Institution" includes the following branches and major components of the University of Nebraska Medical Center: All components of the UNMC are physically located on the UNMC campus with the exception of the College of Dentistry (COD) which is physically located on the University of Nebraska Lincoln Campus. 

"Institution" also includes the following: All components of the University of Nebraska at Omaha that are physically located on the UNO campus. 

There are no UNMC or UNO off-campus satellite facilities or other covered components. 

Assurance #A3294-01

Effective Date of Assurance: 10/31/2012

Expiration Date of Assurance: 10/31/2016

PHS Assurance

PHS Assurance Approval Letter

Other documents of potential interest: 

Mann, M.D. and Prentice, E.D. Should IACUCs Review Scientific Merit of Animal Research Projects? Lab Animal 33(1):26-31, 2004.