Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

To All Faculty and Student Researchers

Beginning August 31st 2020 protocols must be submitted with a certificate of completion (one for each person involved in the protocol) from the CITI program indicating that the person has passed the following CITI course(s):

  • Working with the IACUC
  • Any appropriate species-specific course(s), if applicable

(Note that this requirement does not apply to students doing projects for a course)

CITI Training Instructions for Faculty and Student Researchers

The mission of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to assure that all research and activities at the University of Puget Sound involving live vertebrate animals is conducted in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.

To fulfill its mission, the IACUC reviews protocols related to the care and use of vertebrate animals and any concerns regarding the care and use of animals at Puget Sound. In addition, at least once every six months, the IACUC reviews Puget Sound's program for humane care and use of animals and inspects all animal facilities on the Puget Sound campus. Finally, the IACUC reports on the above evaluations to the Provost, and makes written recommendations regarding any aspect of Puget Sound's animal program, facilities, or personnel training.

2020-2021 Committee Members

  • Erin Colbert-White, Psychology (co-chair)
  • Alyce DeMarais, Biology
  • Eli Gandour-Rood, Science Liaison Librarian
  • Austin Hardegree, DVM
  • Emily Mattox, Community Representative
  • Michal Morrison-Kerr, Biology
  • Malia Somerville, Community Representative
  • Alexa Tullis, Biology (co-chair)
  • Stacey Weiss, Biology