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:
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.