Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Membership: According to the 9th Code of Federal Regulations (CFR9), it is the responsibility of the chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution to appoint all members of IACUC, and the Institutional Official (IO). The President has delegated, in writing, the authority to appoint IACUC members to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, who serves as the Institutional Official.
At a minimum the IACUC must include a chair, 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 except as a member of the IACUC (sometimes referred to as a public member).
Function: In accordance with federal law and university policy the IACUC is charged with overseeing compliance with federal regulations related to the treatment and use of animals for purposes of research or teaching.
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