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, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 701.231.8114.
|Date||Time||Location||AV Consult Deadline1||IACUC Office Deadline2|
|June 18, 2020||9:30||TBD||May 28, 2020||June 4, 2020|
|July 16, 2020||9:30||TBD||June 15, 2020||June 15, 2020|
|August 20, 2020||9:30||TBD||July 15, 2020||July 15, 2020|
|September 19, 2020||9:30||TBD||August 15, 2020||August 15, 2020|
|October 15, 2020||9:30||TBD||September 15, 2020||September 15, 2020|
|November 18, 2020||9:30||TBD||October 15, 2020||October 15, 2020|
|December 17, 2020||9:30||TBD||November 15, 2020||November 15, 2020|
|January 21, 2021||9:30||TBD||December 15, 2020||December 15, 2020|
|February 18, 2021||9:30||TBD||January 15, 2021||January 15, 2021|
|March 25, 2021||9:30||TBD||February 15, 2021||February 15, 2021|
|April 15, 2021||9:30||TBD||March 15, 2021||March 15, 2021|
|May 20, 2021||9:30||TBD||April 15, 2021||April 15, 2021|
|June 17, 2021||9:30||TBD||May 15, 2021||May 15, 2021|
|July 15, 2021||9:30||TBD||June 15, 2021||June 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 (email@example.com) 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.