Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Animal Welfare Act1 (AWA) and Public Health Service (PHS) Policies2 require all Institutions using laboratory animals for research or education to have an IACUC. The IACUC mandate is to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the Institutional program for animal care as use. This includes all research and educational activities involving animals, as well the veterinary care program.

To learn more, please visit the IACUC Intranet (on-campus users only).


1. Animal Welfare Act. Public Law 89-544 found in Title 7 of the US Code, ยงยง 2131 et.seq. The law is, in part, intended to ensure that animals used in research receive humane care and treatment. The text of the law can be accessed here.

2. Public Health Service. The US Public Health Service is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and comprises agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Food and Drug Administration. The text of the regulations can be accessed here.

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Tel: 212-241-0153
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