The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that was established by ILRI for purposes of overseeing and evaluating all aspects of ILRI’s animal care and use program. It requires that all principal investigators who use vertebrate animals in their research.

According to the ILRI Research Compliance Policy, any research or instructional use of animals requires review and approval by the animal care and use committee. The protocol must be fully approved before an animal user may acquire a house for use animals and a facility for the research.

In order to meet statutory requirements while also serving the broad educational objectives, IACUC institutes a training program for all those who wish to use animals in research. All principal investigators who conduct animal research in their laboratories are provided with a copy of

ILRI IACUC SOP manual serves as a resource and guide on animal care and use to all personnel working with animals in ILRI. The manual includes all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are currently in use at ILRI. They are significant in number and have been broken down into the 12+ species worked with at different ILRI locations. Please refer to the manual for further information.

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