Projects involving the use of animals should be submitted to the
University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),
headed by Dr. Louis Trombetta. The University's IACUC will evaluate
the number of animals to be used, the selection of species, and the
animals' possible exposure to discomfort and pain. Animal use
review and approval is generally governed by regulations outlined
in the NIH Publication Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory
Animals. More specifically, animal use is governed by the following
federal laws: Animal Welfare Act, P.L. 89-544 as amended by P.L.
91-579, 94-279, and 99-198, and the regulations promulgated in CFR,
Title 9, Subchapter A, Parts 14.
Separate from the animal use and care review committee is the
Animal Care Center. For information regarding day-to-day operations
of, or special needs from, the Animal Care Center,
contact the Center's Director. The Animal Care Center reports
to the Chair of the IRB, Dr. Jeffery Olson.
IRB and IACUC approval is necessary for all projects
involving humans and vertebrate animals, respectively. IRB and
IACUC approval is not limited to projects funded through external
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Dr. Louis Trombetta
Animal Care Center
Helen Scaramell, Director