Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Charge: To maintain familiarity with guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare concerning the use of animals in research; to review and recommend appropriate changes in institutional policies and procedures concerning the use animals in research; to review research proposals and protocols that include the use of animals at the institution; to regularly inspect all animal care and use facilities at the institution; and make recommendations concerning proposed use of animals in research at the institution. Recommendations are to be made to the President.
Reports to: President


As defined by the National Institute of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, membership includes a veterinarian who is certified or has training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine or in the use of the species in question, at least one practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals, and at least one public member to represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals. Members and Chairperson appointed by the President.

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Office of the President
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