Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division has an Animal Assurance on file with the Public Health Service (#A3117-01 approved through 02/28/2018), is a fully AAALAC International accredited institution (#000180, certification dated 11/17/2016), and is a USDA registered/licensed institution (#33-R-0024 through 08/24/2020).
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving living vertebrate animals ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories and overseeing training and educational programs. The overall role of the IACUC is to ensure the humane and sensitive care and use of animals.
The IACUC is committed to ensuring that the approval of all animal research takes into consideration the possible replacement of animals, the refinement of studies to alleviate or minimize potential pain and maximize the comfort and welfare of the animals, and the possible reduction in the number of animals necessary to obtain valid scientific data.
To create an environment for a synergy between research and animal care.