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Animal Care

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that reviews all protocols involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any animal pain or suffering that might occur. The use of animal research and teaching is a privilege that comes with both professional and moral obligations.

The IACUC is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of UHCL while maintaining compliance with Federal and State animal care principles, guidelines, and regulations. This is achieved by the review and approval of all projects in teaching and research involving the use of live vertebrate animals by the IACUC prior to initiation.

For Investigators:

Required Training:

In addition, the IACUC also reviews the institutional program for animal use and conducts inspections of all areas where animals are housed and used.

2022-2023 IACUC Calendar

Animal Welfare Concerns

If you have any concerns, fill out an Animal Incident Report and submit it to the IACUC Chair at (copy or file a complaint.

For Committee Members:

General Resources


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