Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Maintaining humane animal care in research and teaching requires conscientious adherence to animal welfare regulations. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) follows the Federal regulations and guidelines set forth in the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory [PDF] and the Animal Welfare Act.
Federal regulations govern the use and care of animals in research. Strict standards regarding the housing, husbandry and research procedures must be adhered to by all members of the research team. ORIC provides oversight for these activities via the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).