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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

St. John Fisher College is committed to providing humane treatment and care for all of its animals, and to compliance with the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act and other applicable federal and state regulations.

In its animal programs, the College is guided by the policies and principles set forth in the "Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals," and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. All research or teaching using live vertebrate animals conducted under the auspices of the College must be submitted to the IACUC for approval.

Timeline for Review

Animal research protocols must be submitted to the IACUC at least two weeks before the intended protocol will begin to ensure there is enough time for complete review and/or modifications to be made.

The investigator is required to wait for approval from the IACUC prior to initiation of the research study. Using animals prior to approval of your protocol can lead to suspension of your research project and future animal usage.