Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Salisbury University has a strong commitment to animal care
and treatment. Quality animal care is critical to quality
research outcomes and mandated by Federal animal welfare
regulations. Administered through the Office of Graduate
Studies and Research, the Animal Care Program is governed by
SU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
The IACUC is responsible for interpreting the various animal
welfare and humane use regulations and policies, and for
establishing a set of guidelines governing the use of animals on
campus. Thus, no animals may be used on the Salisbury
University campus for research, teaching, or other purposes
without prior approval of the IACUC. The Committee
approval is based on the IACUC review of the investigator’s
submitted animal use protocol.
In addition, the IACUC performs the following broad services
- Assurance of animal care appropriate to the facility,
personnel, ongoing research and teaching and to the
requirements of the NIH Guide.
- Procurement and utilization of animals, animal care
supplies and equipment in an efficient and effective manner.
- Precise and complete documentation of animal use on
campus and proper identification of all animals.
- Education and training of faculty, staff and students on
animal research, animal use procedures and animal welfare
- The Office of Graduate Studies and Research will be the
first point of contact providing technical assistance and
administrative staff to the Committee. It will house all
documents and monitor federal compliance.
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