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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The mission of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to oversee the provisions for the care and well-being of animals used for research and educational purposes at St. George's University. The IACUC is also committed to serving the public by ensuring conformance to all legal and ethical standards regarding the use of animals in research. The IACUC reviews all animal use protocols, ensures compliance with national regulations, inspects animal facilities and laboratories and oversees training and educational programs. The IACUC serves as a resource to faculty, investigators, technicians, students, staff, and administrators and provides guidance for conducting all animal use procedures with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.
SGU IACUC members
The IACUC is composed of veterinarians, biological and nonbiological scientists, and local community representatives. The members are appointed to the committee, after recommendations by the committee chair, by the Institutional Official on behalf of the Panel on Research and Scholarly Activities. New IACUC members are required to complete two web-based training modules (CITI) viewable at (https://www.citiprogram.org) entitled, "Essentials for IACUC Members" and "Working with the IACUC."
The IACUC is scheduled to meet monthly.
Responsibilities of the IACUC
The responsibilities of the IACUC include, but are not limited to the following list. The IACUC will:
Contact information for the IACUC
Yvette Baptiste (Ms)