Office of Research

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IACUCThe Clemson University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) assures that animal care and use are in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as University policy and assurances. 

The basis of compliance is determined by the Animal Welfare Act regulations (P.L. 89-544) and amendments, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, the PHS Policy on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the FDA Good Laboratory Practices and other applicable regulations. 

IACUC is the principal advisory source on humane care and use of animals within the University and the appropriate body for reviewing and investigating concerns or complaints involving the appropriate care and use of animals. The committee has the authority to negotiate modifications and suspend or terminate animal activities deemed not in compliance with these regulations.

The committee must consist of a minimum of five voting members which include: the chair, the attending veterinarian, at least one practicing scientist experienced in animal research, one individual having no affiliation with the University (other than as a member of this committee) and no family member affiliated with the university, and one individual whose primary concern is non-scientific in nature. IACUC members are appointed by the Clemson University president.

The current IACUC chair is Peter Skewes (AVS).