Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

About IACUC

Role

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to:

  • Review and approve, require modifications, or withhold approval of activities related to the care and use of animals.
  • Review and approve, require modifications, or withhold approval of significant changes regarding the use of animals in ongoing activities.
  • Review the animal care and use program at least once every six months.
  • Inspect the animal care facility at least once every six months.
  • Inspect survival surgery areas at least once every six months.
  • Prepare a report of the findings of the semi-annual reviews and inspections and submit it to the Institutional Official (IO). The report must distinguish between major and minor deficiencies and include a timetable for corrective action(s).
  • Review concerns involving the care and use of animals at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
  • Make recommendations to the IO regarding the animal care program, facilities, and/or personnel training.
  • Suspend any activity involving animals for due cause.
  • Conduct annual reviews of each previously approved, ongoing animal use activity including a complete review at least once every three years.
  • Notify investigators and the IO in writing of its decision to approve or withhold approval of the protocol.

Contact

Stanley Dannemiller, D.V.M.
Director, Comparative Medicine Unit
Phone: 330.325.6558
Email: sdannemiller@neomed.edu

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

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