​​​Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all aspects of animal use in research and teaching, including protocol review and approval along with animal facilities inspections.

Composition of the IACUC

The members of the IACUC include:

  • Members experienced in animal research
  • A member focused on animal health
  • A member whose primary concerns are in a non-scientific area
  • A member not affiliated with the university
  • The University’s visiting veterinarian
  • The Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies
Responsibilities of the IACUC

The IACUC oversees the University’s compliance with all applicable federal, state and institutional policies, laws and regulations. The committee:

  • Monitors the use of animals in teaching and research at university animal facilities.
  • Reviews protocols for animals used in teaching and research.
  • Evaluates animal facilities and programs at the university annually.
  • Reviews concerns involving the care and use of animals and, when warranted, investigates these concerns.

The IACUC is authorized to suspend an activity involving animals in accordance with applicable policies and regulations.

The IACUC maintains communication with other university committees that have related responsibilities.

General Inquiries
Dr. Jessica Baggerman
(260) 359-4360