Baylor University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a standing committee that oversees animal use and care at Baylor. The charge of the IACUC is to assure the humane care and use of animals utilized in biomedical and behavioral research, teaching, and testing. Every effort is made to follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the care and use of animals in these manners. Specific guidance can be found in the Animal Welfare Act
, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
This web site is provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to assist those involved with animal research meet the basic requirements necessary to be in compliance and help Baylor personnel through the processes required to meet those obligations. All animal use and research must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to ordering, breeding or using animals in research, teaching or testing at Baylor. The IACUC is responsible for assuring appropriate use, care, and treatment of all vertebrate animals used for University activities, and has the authority to approve or withhold approval of protocols for all such activities involving animals in accordance with the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals regulations of the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 99-158).
All Baylor University and community members with concerns or questions pertaining to the specific use and care of animals at Baylor may contact the following for additional information:
Deb Penney, IACUC Coordinator, (254) 710-3708.