Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

ISU Researchers/Instructors wishing to use living animals for research or instruction, must be familiar with the pertinent ISU procedures and coordinate with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or IACUC.

IACUC is responsible for

  • ensuring compliance by ISU personnel and its facilities with federal regulations and national standards regarding use of animals in research or education
  • review and prior approval for all activities involving animals, either at ISU facilities or in the field under ISU direction
  • regular inspections and reviews of the University’s animal program and facilities

IACUC is authorized to suspend any activity involving the use of animals which is not being conducted according to accepted standards, applicable laws, regulations and/or institutional policies.

IACUC members must meet certain qualifications based upon experience and expertise, as required by federal regulations. The Committee reports to the “Institutional Official,” or “IO,” who is either the University President or his/her designee. The Vice President for Research (VPR) has been designated to fulfill this role.  The VPR appoints the IACUC members.

To work with animals in research, you must submit an

Animal Use Protocol to the IACUC. 

IACUC must approve your protocol before any work is performed.

When applying for external funding for a project involving animals, many sponsors ask in their applications if you have submitted your protocols to the IACUC.  Upon award, your Cayuse proposal file is updated by the IACUC Coordinator, indicating completion of a protocol approval by IACUC.  Funds will be held until the completion and approval of associated protocols.

Meeting Dates & Protocol Submission Deadlines

Protocols must be submitted at least seven business days prior to a scheduled IACUC meeting to be reviewed at that meeting.

This time is used by the IACUC members to read protocols before they vote.

The IACUC meets monthly during the academic year and as needed during the summer.

 IACUC Schedule 

Due Dates for Submissions Meeting Dates
December 6, 2016 December 13th     
January 3, 2017 January 10th
February 7th February 14th
March 7th March 14th
April 4th April 11th
May 2nd May 9th

 

 

 

 

 

 

IACUC Contact

Tom Bailey, Committee Coordinator

Ph: (208) 282-2179   STOP 8046

anmlcare@isu.edu

Location: Business & Technology Center | Bldg 86

1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107 | Pocatello, ID 83201

 

Concerns? 

The IACUC reviews any specific concerns or complaints about ISU’s animal care/use.

Which Policy Applies?

ISUPP 7030 General Policy for Animal Use

Other resources

ISU Animal Facility has both an Animal Facilities Manager, and an Attending Veterinarian, who, in cooperation with IACUC, provide guidance and assistance regarding proper and humane use of animals.

For Proposals:

ISU's Animal Welfare

(PHS) Assurances #

A3623-01

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)

Contact Our Office:

Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for Research Outreach & Compliance
Phone: (208) 282-2618
Email: eastdebb@isu.edu
 
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
Export Control Officer   
Email: orexpctr@isu.edu
 
Physical Address:
Business and Technology Center
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201
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