Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

A critical mandate of IACUC is to ensure that all vertebrate animal studies at Icahn School of Medicine are conducted in accordance with Animal Welfare Act regulations and Public Health Service policies. To ensure that these policies are carried out all studies involving vertebrate animals, including pilot studies and intramural projects, must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC. Additionally all labs participating in animal research are inspected semiannually. All personnel working with animals are required to take training courses offered by IACUC prior to engaging in animal research.