Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

All research and teaching involving animals goes through a rigorous protocol review process performed by a diverse committee of scientists, non-scientists, community members, and animal health professionals. Without approval by the committee, known as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), animal use cannot occur at NDSU.

NDSU maintains a Registration with the United Stated Department of Agriculture (45-R-002) and an Animal Welfare Assurance with the National Institute of Health-Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (D16-00156). USDA conducts annual inspections of our facilities and records. NDSU also submits required reports to each agency, which insures adherence to all federal regulations and policies.

The IACUC and animal care personnel closely monitor the care and use of animals through daily observation of all animals, semi-annual inspections of all animal facilities, and an internal quality control program which identifies animal adverse events and seeks to correct them. All decisions concerning animal care at NDSU are made in consultation with the Attending Veterinarian.

NDSU remains committed to the humane care and use of animals in conducting important research that results in solutions to the complex problems of our day including food production systems, food security, the health of our human populations, and sustainable societal infrastructure.

Questions?  Contact the IACUC Office, or by phone at 701.231.8114.

PHS Animal Welfare Assurance

PHS Assurance Approval Letter

IACUC Meeting Schedule

DateTimeLocation AV Consult Deadline1IACUC Office Deadline2
June 18, 20209:30TBDMay 28, 2020June 4, 2020
July 16, 2020   9:30   TBDJune 15, 2020   June 15, 2020
August 20, 2020   9:30TBD   July 15, 2020July 15, 2020
September 19, 20209:30TBDAugust 15, 2020August 15, 2020
October 15, 20209:30TBDSeptember 15, 2020September 15, 2020
November 18, 20209:30TBDOctober 15, 2020October 15, 2020
December 17, 20209:30TBDNovember 15, 2020November 15, 2020
January 21, 20219:30TBDDecember 15, 2020December 15, 2020
February 18, 20219:30TBDJanuary 15, 2021January 15, 2021
March 25, 20219:30TBDFebruary 15, 2021February 15, 2021
April 15, 20219:30TBDMarch 15, 2021March 15, 2021
May 20, 20219:30TBDApril 15, 2021April 15, 2021
June 17, 20219:30TBDMay 15, 2021May 15, 2021
July 15, 20219:30TBDJune 15, 2021June 15, 2021

1  Protocols must be submitted for review and consultation with the NDSU Attending Veterinarian by this date to be considered at the regularly scheduled IACUC meeting.  Submit the protocol materials via email to:  NDSU-AV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU.  You will be contacted by the Attending Veterinarian regarding your consultation.

2  After consultation with the AV, protocols must be submitted by noon on the deadline to the IACUC office ( to be included on the meeting agenda.

All meetings are open to the public. Potential attendees should contact the IACUC office (231.8114) to confirm time and location of the meeting as this is subject to change.

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