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IACUC

As an institution that accepts public support for its operation, Central Washington University has a legal as well as ethical obligation to develop and implement appropriate procedures for the care and use of animals in teaching laboratories and university-endorsed studies. Furthermore, the University's Assurance obligates the institution to comply with specific federal regulations.

Responsibilities of the IACUC include the following:

  1. Review at least every six months the university's programs for humane care and use of animals.
  2. Inspect at least once every six months the university's animal facilities.
  3. Make recommendations and prepare reports any aspect of the institution's animal program and facilities.
  4. Review concerns involving the care and use of animals at the university.
  5. Review, approve, suggest modifications, or disapprove of activities relating to the care and use of animals.
  6. Review, approve, suggest modifications, or disapprove of changes regarding the use of animals in ongoing activities.
  7. Is authorized to suspend an activity involving animals.

 

For further information, contact:

Dr. Jason Irwin, Chair
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
400 East University Way
(509)-
963-2884
iacuc@cwu.edu