Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
ISU Researchers/Instructors wishing to use living animals for research or instruction, must be familiar with the pertinent ISU procedures and coordinate with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or IACUC.
IACUC is responsible for
- ensuring compliance by ISU personnel and its facilities with federal regulations and national standards regarding use of animals in research or education
- review and prior approval for all activities involving animals, either at ISU facilities or in the field under ISU direction
- regular inspections and reviews of the University’s animal program and facilities
IACUC is authorized to suspend any activity involving the use of animals which is not being conducted according to accepted standards, applicable laws, regulations and/or institutional policies.
IACUC members must meet certain qualifications based upon experience and expertise, as required by federal regulations. The Committee reports to the “Institutional Official,” or “IO,” who is either the University President or his/her designee. The Vice President for Research (VPR) has been designated to fulfill this role. The VPR appoints the IACUC members.
To work with animals in research, you must submit an
Animal Use Protocol to the IACUC.
IACUC must approve your protocol before any work is performed.
When applying for external funding for a project involving animals, many sponsors ask in their applications if you have submitted your protocols to the IACUC. Upon award, your Cayuse proposal file is updated by the IACUC Coordinator, indicating completion of a protocol approval by IACUC. Funds will be held until the completion and approval of associated protocols.
Meeting Dates & Protocol Submission Deadlines
Protocols must be submitted at least seven business days prior to a scheduled IACUC meeting to be reviewed at that meeting.
This time is used by the IACUC members to read protocols before they vote.
The IACUC meets monthly during the academic year and as needed during the summer.
|Due Dates for Submissions||Meeting Dates|
|September 5th||September 13th|
|October 3, 2017||October 10th|
|November 7th||November 14th|
|December 5th||December 12th|
Tom Bailey, Committee Coordinator
Ph: (208) 282-2179 STOP 8046
Location: Business & Technology Center | Bldg 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107 | Pocatello, ID 83201
The IACUC reviews any specific concerns or complaints about ISU’s animal care/use.
Which Policy Applies?
ISU Animal Facility has both an Animal Facilities Manager, and an Attending Veterinarian, who, in cooperation with IACUC, provide guidance and assistance regarding proper and humane use of animals.
ISU's Animal Welfare
(PHS) Assurances #
Research Outreach & Compliance (ROC)
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