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Animal Care & Use Indianapolis School of Medicine

About the IACUC & Affiliated IACUCs

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or IACUC, oversees and evaluates all aspects of animal care and use at Indiana University School of Medicine.

IACUC has the authority and is required to comply with the following:

The School of Medicine IACUC is accredited by the
External link Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Who Needs an IACUC Review?

If your research involves vertebrate animals you must submit an application to the Office of Research Protection for review and approval by the IACUC. If this is a breeding protocol, please submit the breeding form as well. The IACUC Application and Breeding Form can be found on the Forms page.

IACUC Responsibilities

By federal law, the IACUC, as an agent of the research facility, must:

  • review the components of the animal care and use program every six months
  • inspect the animal facilities and animal study areas every six months
  • prepare and submit federal reports
  • review and investigate concerns involving animal care and use
  • make recommendations to the Institutional Official regarding any aspect of School of Medicine’s Animal Care and Use Program, the research facilities or personnel training
  • review and approve vertebrate animal research, teaching or testing activities before they are initiated
  • review and approve modifications to previously approved animal care and use projects
  • investigate and suspend animal use in accordance with federal regulations

IACUC Committee

By federal policy, the IACUC must comprise at least five members and should include the following:

  • a doctor of veterinary medicine,
  • a practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals
  • an individual not affiliated with the university, representing the community
  • a nonscientist

Affiliated IACUCs

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Bioresearch Facility
415 Lansing Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2876

Janice Warrick-Polakoff
BioResearch Core Director, IU School of Dentistry
Phone: 317-274-1151
Fax: 317-274-5414

External link IUSD Bio-research Facility Website

IUPUI School of Science
LD222, 402 North Blackford Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3276

Christopher K. Konz
Director of Science Animal Resource Center (SARC)
Phone: 317-274-2870
Fax: 317-274-0628

External link School of Science SARC and IACUC documents website
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