Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Academic Affairs

The UofSC Aiken Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is comprised of a veterinarian, scientists, non-scientists, and community members to ensure the ethical and humane care and use of animals in teaching and research at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The IACUC meets at least semi-annually and is responsible for reviewing and approving all use of animals by faculty and students in research, teaching, and demonstrations, conducting annual inspections of all animal facilities for compliance with national standards of animal welfare and safety protocols, and providing training to all users of animals consistent with federal guidelines on care and use.

For additional resources and information about the IACUC, please click on the links below.

UofSC Aiken Policy on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Animal Rehousing Policy

UofSC Aiken IACUC Membership

Forms for Researchers

Resources for the Care and Use of Animals

Anonymous Reporting of Animal Welfare Concerns