Our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) was established to protect the rights of vertebrate animal subjects in research. The IACUC exists as a safeguard to promote the ethical and responsible treatment of vertebrate animals in research.
MCLA requires that all research involving vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC before any research may be started. Guiding the IACUC review process is the application of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Please refer to the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animals Welfare webpage for additional information on this policy and the USDA Animal Welfare Act.
All student researchers, administrators, and faculty must complete the appropriate training module within the CITI Program.
IACUC Review Dates
Full Review - 4 weeks
Exempt and Expedited Review - 2 weeks
URC 2024 Review Dates
Students who plan to do animal research that will be presented at the URC this April, please note the below deadline:
Application Deadline - March 1, 2024
Applications should be emailed to IACUC@mcla.edu no later than the above deadline.
The application can be found here.
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