14 CFR 1232.103 - Definitions.

§ 1232.103 Definitions.
The following definitions of terms comply with the PHS Policy and apply to the conduct of all NASA activities related to the care and use of animal subjects.
(a) Activity includes research, testing of hardware for animal use, flight experimentation, and any other tasks involving the use of animal subjects.
(b) Animal is any live vertebrate animal.
(c) Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) is the committee established at each institution and NASA field installation involved in research with animal subjects. It is responsible for evaluating the care and use of animal subjects at the facility and for ensuring that the care and use of animal subjects at the facility is in compliance with this rule and PHS Policy.
(d) Authorized NASA Official is the Director, Life Sciences Division, NASA Headquarters, or designee, who is the NASA Administrator's representative and is responsible for all NASA activities involving animal subjects. This individual is responsible for implementation of the provisions of this rule and for ensuring that agency programs involving animal subjects comply fully with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.
(e) Field Installation Director is the Director of a NASA Field Installation, or designee, who is the institutional official responsible for the care and use of animal subjects in research conducted at that field installation and for ensuring compliance with this rule at that field installation.
(f) Investigator is any person who uses or proposes to use live animal subjects in NASA-supported activities, e.g., receives funds, salaries, or support under a grant, award, agreement, contract, or direct employment by NASA, or the use of any NASA facilities, aircraft, or spacecraft for the purpose of carrying out research, tests, or experiments using animal subjects.
(g) PHS Assurance is a document prepared by an awardee institution assuring its compliance with PHS Policy.
(h) Research of Flight Program Manager is the NASA Headquarters manager of each program in which NASA has a manifest interest.
(i) Supported pertains to activities either funded in part or in whole by NASA or an approved activity that is not funded by NASA but that utilizes NASA facilities, including spacecraft and aircraft.
(j) Veterinarian is the NASA attending veterinarian, a person who has graduated from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, has received training and/or experience in the care and management of the species being attended, and who has direct or delegated authority and responsibility for activities involving animal subjects at the NASA field installation.
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U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE
U.S. Code: Title 39 - POSTAL SERVICE