Animal Care and Use Program
The University of Memphis Animal Care and Use Program is responsible for the regulatory
and veterinary oversight of all research activities involving animals within the Institution.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The IACUC is responsible for the oversight of the Animal Care and Use Program and its components as described in the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on the Humane Care and use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and oversees compliance with all applicable regulations, laws and University Policies.
The IACUC accomplishes this by:
- Reviewing all requests for approval to use vertebrate animals
- Providing guidance on humane and ethical use of animals in research
- Providing ongoing oversight of facilities and animal care through inspections