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.
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.
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