IACUC Meetings

  • Sep. 5, 2014
  • Oct. 3, 2014
  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • Dec. 5, 2014
  • Spring 2015 TBA

Protocols must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to a scheduled meeting.

Welcome to the IACUC

The St. Cloud State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) assures  research, teaching and testing activities involving live vertebrate animals are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations as well as university policies and assurances. The committee is responsible for the oversight and evaluation of all laboratory-based and selected field-based animal use activities occurring on campus and/or utilizing university facilities or equipment.

The IACUC assesses compliance based on:

  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th ed., National Research Council, 2011);
  • Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy), as mandated by the Health Research Extension Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-158 “Animals in Research, November 20, 1985); and
  • Animal Welfare Regulations, as set forth in the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (Public Law 89-544) and all subsequent amendments appearing in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter 1, Subchapter A, Parts 1-3.

As the principal advisory source on humane care and use of animals within the university, the IACUC is the appropriate body for reviewing and investigating concerns or complaints regarding the care and use of animals. The committee has the authority to negotiate modifications and suspend or terminate animal use activities deemed not in compliance with applicable regulations or policies.