The IACUC provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.
Dartmouth College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that all research and teaching protocols using live vertebrate animals are designed and carried out in a humane manner that complies with all applicable laws, polices, and guidelines. The IACUC is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories and overseeing training and educational programs.
The concept of the IACUC as a self-regulating entity is based on the institutions commitment to comply with federal guidelines; the mechanism for compliance is articulated in the Institutional Assurance Statement which is reviewed every three years. The IACUC will:
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