Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Grinnell College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with the development, implementation, and continuing review and evaluation of mechanisms necessary to ensure humane care and treatment of research animals at Grinnell College.

Research animals are defined as vertebrate animals used for research or teaching.

The IACUC is authorized to take those steps necessary to ensure that all animal-related research and teaching activities conducted at the College or elsewhere and under the direction of college faculty are guided by high scientific and ethical standards and meet or exceed all applicable federal, state, and local animal welfare regulations, relevant voluntary guidelines, and Grinnell College institutional policy.

The IACUC can provide consultation to faculty, students, and staff about planned use of non-research animal activities at the College, but is not responsible for the oversight of these animals and their care and use.

Any person who has a specific concern regarding the use of animals at the College may contact the research compliance manager at 641-269-4206 or may anonymously report an incident to the College reporting site, EthicsPoint.

IACUC Membership

The IACUC meets as needed to conduct business. Please contact the chair if you plan to use animals in your research or teaching activities.

Semi-annual facilities inspections and program reviews are held in June and December of each year.

Forms may be found at IACUC on GrinnellShare (login required).

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