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Senior Research (PSYC 486) students can work with an animal if the student:

  1. has substantial previous experience with their study species, to the point where they can work independently or with minimal guidance;
  2. and a faculty member with the species expertise has agreed on working together and on funding for the animals (even if a small cost is paid by the student);
  3. has their research project designed and approved by IACUC prior to the beginning of their Senior Research course term;
  4. has completed all the training requirements for animal research at Earlham (Moodle Page: Animal User Guide), including medical evaluation, before the beginning of their Senior Research course term; and
  5. has the approval of one of the Senior Research (PSYC486) professors for the term they will be doing the research.