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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

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    Dr. Douglas Strout, Chairman

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that, according to U.S. federal law, must be established by institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program.

The primary functions of an IACUC are to review and inspect all aspects of an institution's animal care and use program including all animal facilities and animal care records, review animal use protocols, review and investigate complaints about animal use, and make recommendations to the Institutional Official (USDA, 1995b; NRC, 1996). The purpose of these reviews and inspections is to provide a mechanism that ensures compliance with all regulations and policies and allows for interaction between the IACUC and institutional staff members. The IACUC becomes a group of individuals rather than a faceless in-house regulatory body, which serves to lessen the sometimes adversarial nature of the review process.

 As with the program review, facility inspections are completed by the IACUC. By observing the animals in their daily quarters, the IACUC can most readily determine if the institutional animal care policies are promoting the welfare of the animals. Another compelling reason is that the inspection ensures that the facility is complying with all Federal regulations and guidelines.

Members of the IACUC tour the facility's animal rooms, study rooms, feed and bedding preparation areas, necropsy rooms, cage wash areas, and any other rooms used in the animal program.

 1. IACUC Application tab

    Links to Application form 

2. Training and Guide Lines
    Guide Lines on Training

Concerns Regarding Animal Welfare Please Call 229.7463 (Callers will remain anonymous)




Dr. Douglas Strout PhD,  Chairman

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Hatch Hall Building Room 242



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