The committee, also known as the IACUC, oversees the university’s animal facilities and the institutional animal care and use program. It is responsible for humane treatment for all animals used for research and education.
The Missouri University of Science and Technology Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the university’s animal facilities, programs, and humane treatment for all animals used for research and education. The campus IACUC serves as a resource for investigators, staff, and students by providing guidance to plan and conduct all animal procedures with strict attention to ethical and humane principles.
Concerns regarding the humane care and use of laboratory animals are taken seriously. Any use of the facility who witnesses unethical, improper, or unauthorized animal care is encouraged to report any concern. A report can be made anonymously. All reports will be kept confidential.
When a concern is reported the chair of the IACUC committee will conduct an immediate and thorough review of the report. Anyone who is the subject of a report will notify of the alleged concerns. Depending on the findings, the IACUC committee will discuss the outcome and will take the appropriate action as necessary up to and including disciplinary action by the appropriate Missouri S&T authority.
Includes application for animal work, requests for technical services and room requests in the Animal Research Facility, animal care handbook.
Qualifications and guidelines for using research animals, how to request facility access, and grant proposal information.
Information about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and how to report concerns about animal care.