Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWAR), and the Public Health Search Health Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHSP) require all institutions using vertebrate animals for biomedical research, training, or teaching to establish an IACUC. The IACUC is a self-regulating body responsible for overseeing all aspects of institutional animal care and use. The mandate of the IACUC is to ensure that all activities involving the use of vertebrate animals are conducted ethically, humanely, and in accordance with federal regulations and the guidelines contained in the National Research Council Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Giorgio Martinelli, Dsc, PhD
Janice Gates-Porter, PhD