The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee reports to the Vice Provost for Research.
Members of this committee are appointed by the Vice Provost for Research. Federal law mandates at least five (5) members and must include a veterinarian, a practicing scientist experienced in animal research, a person whose primary concerns are in a nonscientific area, and a person who is unaffiliated with the institution. The VPR or his or her designee also may appoint additional persons from any unit or discipline in the University to serve in an ex-officio capacity or ad hoc consultant(s) to provide expertise as needed.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ensures that all animal use for research and teaching are consistent with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide), the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) and the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (AWRs).