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INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)

Membership of IACUC

  1. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is advisory to the vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate School. Membership of the committee shall consist of the following:

    At least four faculty members with two members from Biological Sciences and two members from Psychology;

    One administrator with expertise in research policy from the Office of Sponsored Projects (Supportive Professional Staff);

    One community representative, not otherwise affiliated with Northern Illinois University;

    One consulting laboratory animal veterinarian;

    An NIU Biosafety Specialist (Operating Staff member) shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.

    The chair and all members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee shall be appointed by the vice president for Research
    and dean of the Graduate School, subject to concurrence by the president.

    Length of term shall be three years, staggered.

  2. Duties:

    Establish institutional policy governing, and to monitor all research and teaching activities conducted by NIU personnel that involve the use of live, vertebrate animals, to ensure humane treatment, in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (9 CFR 1, as amended).

  3. The composition and duties of this committee are mandated by the federal government, as a condition of NIU receiving federal funding for research. The USDA conducts annual inspections on campus to ensure compliance with the federal guidelines.

    Minutes of meetings shall be copied to members for approval; retained by the Graduate School Office of Research Compliance.

INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)

MEMBERSHIP
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
Faculty, Biological Sciences Richard King *Richard King Richard King  
Faculty, Biological Sciences Kenneth Gasser Kenneth Gasser Kenneth Gasser  
Faculty, Psychology James Corwin James Corwin  James Corwin James Corwin
Faculty, Psychology Douglas Wallace Douglas Wallace Douglas Wallace  
Office of Sponsored Projects Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell      
@Operating Staff, Biosafety Specialist Michele Crase  Michele Crase      
Community Representative Kathleen Stelford Kathleen Stelford     
Veterinarian Jeffrey Oswald  Jeffrey Oswald      
* Chair
@ Ex officio nonvoting