Office of Animal Welfare (IACUC)

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged 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.

Some links within this website will direct the user to UMMC's intranet, a site that can only be accessed by UMMC staff and students.

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

  • Animal Welfare Assurance Number D16-00174 (A3275-01)
  • MOU Memorandum of Understanding between UMMC and the VA (9/24/2018)
  • UMMC AAALAC accreditation (6/30/2021)

For more information

Several pages can only accessed through the IACUC intranet, including:

Need to get in touch with the IACUC? Send us an email.