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  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

    Need to get in touch with the IACUC?  Send us an email!  iacuc@umc.edu

    Check your forms!  Ensure that you are submitting on the current form.  Look for 2016 in the footer.

         IACUC Updates:

    • January 2015 - Autoclave Validation
    • February 2015 - AAALAC Site Visit
    • March 2015 - Tetanus Vaccine
    • April 2015 - Labstamp® ID from Charles River
    • May 2015 - Preservation of "Irreplaceable" Animals
    • June 2015 - Rodent Housing: Social Housing and Single Housing
    • July 2015 - Spring Semi-annual Follow-up; IACUC Mid-Year Report
    • August 2015 - AAALAC Accreditation; Visiting Scientist Policy; USDA Inspection; Center for Comparative Research
    • September 2015 - Protective Gowns in the CCR; Management of Overcrowded Rodent Cages
    • October 2015 - Form Update
    • November 2015 - Electronic Badge Access into CCR (LAF); Simplification of the Vertebrate Animals Section



    The committee's charge is to oversee the care and use of animals in research, testing, and education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; to review all proposed and ongoing research protocols involving the use of live animals, to ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional policies and to ensure the inclusion of adequate and proper record keeping and surveillance.

    Regulatory authority

    The IACUC is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law #89-544)to evaluate the care, treatment, housing, and use of animals,and for certifying compliance with the Act by the research facility. Similarly the PHS policy on Humane Care.  

    Vertebrate animals and research

    •  Questions and answers
    • OLAW Assuranceletter 
    • Animal Welfare Assurance NumberA3275-01
    • MOU Memorandum of Understanding between UMMC and the VA
    • UMMC AAALAC accreditation date 7/2/2015