Institutional Animal Care and Use Council (IACUC) at CCSU

At Central Connecticut State University, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Council (IACUC) is the University's body charged with the responsibility for reviewing the University's program for humane care and use of animals; for reviewing concerns involving the care and use of animals; for inspecting the University animal housing facilities and study areas; for reviewing and approving, requiring modifications (to secure approval) or withholding approval of proposed activities or of significant changes in activities relating to the care and use of animals; and, if necessary, for suspending activities involving animals. In its deliberations, the IACUC is guided by Federal and state regulations and policies set forth in the "Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS 1986), the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (ILAR 1996) and the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations (CFR 1985).