IACUC Primer. NC SRA March, 2005. What does “IACUC” stand for?. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee . Roles and Responsibilities. Use of animals for any reason is not a right, it is a privilege
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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
- Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)
- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
- Association for the Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC, International)
- Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)
- Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
USDA, PHS, OLAW and IACUCs are concerned with the safe, appropriate and humane use of animals for agricultural and biomedical research and teaching. Our charge is simply: animal welfare.
Many animal rights groups are based upon the philosophical views of individuals who are opposed to the production or consumption of animals for food, and the use of animals for research, education, transportation, recreation, or exhibition. Some of these groups are even opposed to pet ownership.
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)
USDA Inspection Reports
Minutes of IACUC meetings
Animal Care Program reviews
Facility inspection reports
Federal funding (USDA, NIH, PHS, etc.) could be withdrawn from an institution found to be noncompliant with the AWA and federal regulations. The Animal Welfare Assurance Statement that NCSU has on file with OLAW assures the federal government that NCSU will comply with the AWA and all federal regulations.