Institutional Animal Care & 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 should be directed via e-mail to the IACUC Office or by phone at 701-231-8114