Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
All faculty who propose to conduct research or teaching that requires the use of animals must obtain approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before beginning work. Application forms are available in the Office of Regulatory Compliance. Meeting and deadline dates will be posted as they become available.
Completed protocols must be submitted to the Office of Regulatory Compliance no later than the deadline date (posted above) for consideration by the IACUC. In general, please submit your protocol at least two weeks before the next scheduled review date. Protocols not received by the deadline date WILL NOT be reviewed by the IACUC but will be held for review until the next scheduled meeting. NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted. The original and eight (8) copies of the protocol are required for review.
Information about federal regulations and policies for the use of animals in research can be found at the following web sites:
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare – This site contains links to the Public Health Service Policy on Human Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Research, the Guide for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Research as well as reports from the Office of Protection from Research Risks regarding animal research.
Animal Welfare – The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, maintains this site. You will find links here to many other sites related to animal welfare and research including a link to get your copy of the Animal Welfare Act and U.S.D.A. regulations regarding several species, including horses, farm animals, dogs, cats, and exotic species. This site also includes educational links regarding animal behavior and animal welfare.