- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- IACUC Policies & Procedures
- Occupational Health & Safety Program
- Personnel Qualifications & Training Requirements
For current information on these topics, please refer to the UTPB General Academic and Research Policies accessed from the main UTPB Website. http://www.utpb.edu/media/pdf/hop/Part_II.pdf
If you have questions or concerns about animal care and use at UTPB, please call one of the individuals listed below. If you prefer, you are not required to give your name. The Animal Welfare Act prohibits discrimination against, or reprisal for, reporting violations of regulations or standards.
- IACUC Chair & Coordinator: Dr. Spencer Thompson
- University Compliance Help Line: (432) 552-2940 or 1-888-228-7725
Laboratories Director: Adaline Schelling (432) 552-2278 -
Information on the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals can be found at Office of Lab Animal Welfare (OLAW)
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
- Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing -UTS131
- Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals
- Animal Use Procedure & Techniques - For current information on this topic, please refer to the UTPB General Academic and Research Policies accessed from the main UTPB Website. http://www.utpb.edu/media/pdf/hop/Part_II.pdf
The responsibilities of the committee include the review, at least once every six months, of the institutions animal care program including a physical inspection of the facilities in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; preparation of reports on the IACUC evaluations for the Institutional Official; review of all concerns involving the care and use of animals at The University; make recommendations to the Institutional Official regarding any aspect of the animal care program; and review, approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), withhold approval, or suspend activities involving the use of live vertebrate animals in all research, training, and biological testing.
The responsibilities of the IACUC are mandated by the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training; and Code of Federal Regulations, 1989, Title 9, Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Animal Welfare Final Rules).