The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee shall consist of no fewer than three appointment members of the faculty. Members may be added or chosen so that the composition of the committee is in compliance with current federal regulations.
The duties of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee shall be:
- To assure that all research and activities at the University involving live vertebrate animals is conducted in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles, as described in the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
- To review the University’s program for humane care and use of animals at least once every six months.
- To inspect all animal facilities at least once every six months.
- To ensure compliance with applicable federal regulations and guidance, as well as organizational policies and guidance by reviewing and reporting on the above evaluations to the Provost and making written recommendations regarding any aspect of the University’s animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
- To review any concerns and make recommendations regarding the care and use of animals.
- To review and approve research and teaching protocols for activities related to the care and use of animals and conduct post-approval monitoring of activities involving animals.
- Other duties as may be assigned to it.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee shall be authorized to suspend any activity involving animals.