Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The Clemson University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is the principal advisory source on humane care and use of animals within the University. The IACUC assures that animal care and use are in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as University policy and assurances.
Responsibilities of the IACUC include ensuring all animal activities are conducted in accordance with the PHS Policy on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, in accordance with the CU PHS Assurance Number D16-00435 (A3737-01) (expires May 31, 2022) and in accordance with AAALAC International standards (continued full accreditation issued July 11, 2018).
The IACUC committee consists 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 one individual whose primary concern is non-scientific in nature. IACUC members are appointed by the Clemson University president. Additionally, the IACUC is the appropriate body for reviewing and investigating concerns involving the care and use of University animals.How to Submit a Protocol for Review