If you require ARC staff to look after your animals please note this in this section. A husbandry request does not guarantee availability. We will endeavor to cover and assist in husbandry in all cases however the PIL holder or primary researcher maintains responsibility for the care and husbandry of their animals and we cannot guarantee staff availability at all times and out of normal working hours.
Please complete care requirements and responsibilities for both weekdays and weekends if you request ARC husbandry assistance.
Please note, we understand husbandry requirements may change during the course of a study, any requests for ARC staff to carry out husbandry that is not initially agreed upon must be made within a reasonable period of time before the change is required.
Please note that ALL embryos/larvae must be terminated before independent feeding unless they are to become part of a regulated project.
It is up to the user to ensure they know the number of hours before independent feeding is possible and that all embryos are terminated before this point.
Please note, users are expected to carry out the preparation and collection of embryos. ARC staff may be able to place chambers or set up spawning chambers on request.
To book embryo collections and/or chamber setups please use the ARC booking system at
ALL chamber set-up and embryo collections MUST be pre-booked.
In providing this document the BSU Aquatic Facilities commits to the following….
• To process and return the study request form in a timely manner, we aim to return all SRF's within 5-7 working days following submission to the department.• To arrange a meeting to discuss all requirements and finalise the study request forms in good time and, where possible at least a month before the commencement of any study.• To provide, support and assistance to all studies.• To provide staff, equipment, space, and resources as appropriate to the study as agreed upon within the study request form.• To provide advice and guidance on home office and other licensing as required.• To provide advice where required on experimental design and/or husbandry requirements.
In signing this document the User agrees to the following.
• To have submitted the study request form in a timely manner (ideally 1-2 months) prior to the commencement of any work involving live animals. Embryonic study requests and space booking requests will be considered two weeks prior to the commencement of the study.• To complete an ARC induction in a timely manner before the study commences.• To adhere to all home office licensing where appropriate.• To adhere to BSU Aquatic Facilities policy on labelling. Repeated remiss of labelling requirements could result in a temporary suspension of ARC access until a meeting is held between BSU Aquatic Facilities management, researcher, and supervisor.• To respect other users and all BSU Aquatic Facilities equipment. To return all used equipment to its place of origin.• To appropriately store and label all equipment and apparatus at the end of the study and/or during any down periods.• To provide relevant H&S documents to the BSU Aquatic Facilities unit.• To update the University of Exeter Training Database for all licensed protocols for which training has been received.• Ensure that all embryos are terminated prior to independent feeding. Repeated remiss of embryo termination requirements could result in the temporary suspension of BSU Aquatic Facilities access until a meeting is held between BSU Aquatic Facilities management, researcher, and supervisor.
Unfortunately, your study request cannot proceed. Please contact the NTCO to discuss training record requirements. Once the facility has been notified by the NTCO that your records are acceptable this application may proceed.
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Unfortunately, your study request cannot proceed. Your work involves regulated procedures for which you need a home office Project Licence. Please contact the facility managers to discuss this further.