Every institution that uses animals for research must have an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
IACUC reviews research protocols, conducts evaluations of the institution's animal care and use, and periodically performs inspections of animal housing and procedure facilities.
Only individuals with an appointment as Instructor or higher may serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) on animal use protocols.
WCM-Q currently has a local IACUC. All animal research conducted by or under the direction of WCM-Q faculty and staff are reviewed by this committee.
The Research Intergity Office oversees IACUC administration.
For further information refer to the Local IACUC Intranet that we are planning to create.