|Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
In 1966, Public Law 89-544 first established standards for the care and use of research animals. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that oversees an institution's animal program, facilities, and procedures. Public Law 89-544 first established standards for the care and use of research animals. and also requires that institutions using animals to appoint an IACUC and charge the IACUC with specific responsibilities. IACUC reviews research and other activities involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any animal pain or suffering. University faculty, staff and students using animals in research, teaching and/or display must have IACUC approval to do so. Members of the IACUC at CSU are appointed by the university president and include scientists, non-scientists, and unaffiliated residents of the community.
Further regulations are outlined in the Animal Welfare Act, Animal Welfare Regulations, the US Code of Federal Regulations, the Health Research Extension Act, Public Health Service Policy, and US Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.
For information about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or the Radiation Safety Office, please contact the Department of Biological Sciences: Williams Science Center, Room 310. Tel: (773) 995-2183/2184.
For more information about the Institutional Review Board at Chicago State University, click here to access the IRB website.