Assessment and oversight of the University’s program of animal care and use and its animal housing facilities.


  • Review of all proposed uses of live vertebrate animals by University faculty across the breadth of animal use locations (including their transportation) before the activity is allowed to begin
  • Review any requested changes to the approved activity
  • Inspect all animal facilities and involved laboratories every six months
  • Review the University's program of care for the humane care and use of animals every six months
  • Evaluate compliance with all applicable laws and policies regarding the use of vertebrate animals within our program of care
  • Investigate any concerns or complaints regarding the use of animals
  • Generate reports of its findings to the IO, including recommendations for program improvements
  • Suspend any activity using live vertebrate animals if it is being conducted in a manner not in accordance with the applicable animal welfare laws and policy standards of the institution

As part of these responsibilities, a post-approval monitoring program exists which encompasses all animal use areas of campus facilities.


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Program management and ordering animals

Key Solutions eProtocol is used to manage IACUC protocols, animal users assigned to protocols and animal census functions, and for placing many types of animal orders.

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Process for reporting concerns and incidents

The IACUC manages policies and procedures for reporting concerns about the care and use of animals and potential incidents regarding non-compliance.