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Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care & 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.

  • What are the responsibilities of the IACUC?

    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 (expires May 31, 2022) and in accordance with AAALAC International standards (continued full accreditation issued until July 08, 2024).

    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 do I get started?
  • How do I submit a protocol for review?

    Clemson University uses the InfoEd electronic submission system to submit, review and approve all IACUC applications, amendments and continuing reviews.

    If in the past you submitted a paper protocol, it has been converted into an electronic InfoEd version where all future amendments and continuing reviews will be processed.

  • What kind of training do I need?

    Principal Investigators, staff, students, and others working on animal projects are required to complete general animal welfare training, zoonotic training and enroll in the Clemson University Medical Surveillance Program (MSP). For more information, visit see our IACUC Training page.

  • What are the regulations and policies I need to adhere to?

    For Clemson University IACUC policies, regulatory guidance, research guidelines, a listing of relevant oversight agencies and more, visit our IACUC Resources page.

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