Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The IACUC is composed of 4 faculty members, a staff veterinarian from the UNT Health Science Center, an ex-officio staff employee from Biological Sciences, and 2 individuals selected to represent the local community.
The primary responsibility of the IACUC is to review all research protocols involving the use of live, vertebrate animals and to ensure that all personnel directly involved in animal research have received proper training in the use of laboratory animals. The committee meets at least 3 times per year to review all animal-related research and teaching proposals being submitted for funding or implementation.
Before any live, vertebrate animals can be utilized for a project, an IACUC application form must be submitted to and approved by the IACUC.