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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Boise State Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is an administrative compliance committee established to oversee the university’s animal program, facilities and research projects involving the use of animals.

Boise State has determined that any activity involving animals for research, testing and/or training is subject to the authority of the PHS Animal Welfare Assurance and the Federal Animal Welfare Act and its amendments.  Therefore, all faculty, staff and students at Boise State must submit a protocol application for IACUC review and approval of all activities involving animal use and the procurement, handling and care of animals used in research, training or testing if:

  • the research, training, and testing is conducted under the auspices of the university, regardless of funding sources;
  • the research, training, and testing is conducted under the direction of any faculty, staff, student or agent of the university in connection with his/her university responsibilities; or
  • the research, training, and testing is conducted under the direction of any faculty, staff, student or agent of the university using any property or facility of the university.

Assurances and Registration

Boise State maintains an Assurance that it will comply with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  This Assurance sets forth the responsibilities and procedures of the university regarding the care and use of animals. BSU’s Animal Welfare Assurance, number A4576-01, was renewed, reviewed, and approved by The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and became effective on May 28, 2013.

Boise State is also registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), registration number: 82-R-0014.

 


 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

December 6, 2016
Afton Barkes is our new Animal Coordinator primarily working with zebrafish.  Welcome back Afton!

August 4, 2016
Sarah McCusker is the latest addition to the department as a new Animal Coordinator.  She is responsible for helping our facilities run smoothly and assist in our Animal Care and Use Program.  Please welcome Sarah!

IACUC MONTHLY MEETINGS

All applications must be submitted by the first of the month of the meeting date to be considered.
MEETING DATEAPPLICATIONS DUE
January 31stJanuary 1st
February 28thFebruary 1st
March 28thMarch 1st
April 25thApril 1st
May 30thMay 1st
June 27thJune 1st