A faculty member planning to use vertebrate animals for research, teaching, research training and/or biological testing should first complete an Application for Use of Animals and submit it to the Northwestern IACUC for approval.
The IACUC operates in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Eighth Edition), the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
To learn more about IACUC’s and animal care and use, review the Tutorial, search the Animal Welfare Information Center, or visit the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. Another useful resource is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook. Also, for health and safety concerns consult Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals.
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