What is an IACUC?

"According to U.S. federal law, institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program." (from http://www.iacuc.org/)

What is the St. Mary's IACUC?

All research (including classroom activities and SMP research) involving vertebrate animals must be approved by the St. Mary's IACUC.  Submit protocols to the chair at ambrady@smcm.edu.  The committee will make every effort to respond to a new submission within 7 working days.  Protocols remain valid for 3 years from the date of approval.