Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The College of Wooster’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that oversees the college’s animal programs, facilities and procedures to ensure the appropriate care, use, and humane treatments of animals being used for research, testing and education. The IACUC serves as a resource to faculty, students, and staff, providing guidance in meeting applicable guidelines for animal care and use.

In accordance with the United States Public Health Service Policy, the College of Wooster IACUC:

  • Reviews the College’s overall program for humane care and use of animals
  • Inspects the College’s animal facilities.
  • Reviews and approves animal research proposals and modifications to approved protocols.
  • Reviews concerns involving the care and use of animals at the College.

All college students and personnel participating in animal research should complete IACUC training, and all research protocols involving the use of vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved (or classified as exempt) by the committee before they can be implemented.

IACUC Members

Submission deadlines for students

Fall 2018

  • Early consideration: September 10
  • Final deadline: October 1

Spring 2019

  • Early consideration: January 21
  • Final deadline: April 22

Student Training (Must be completed prior to beginning work with animals)

IACUC Forms

IACUC Policies and Guiding Documents