Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Case Western Reserve University is committed to meet or exceed the highest quality standards for the humane treatment of animals in research as governed by federal and state regulations and international accrediting agencies.

Case Western Reserve expects its researchers to conduct their research involving animals with the utmost compassion and dignity. The university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) forms the foundation for effective self-regulation of animal care and use. The IACUC is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories, and overseeing training and educational programs.

The IACUC closely regulates studies to minimize the number of animals involved and insists investigators use alternative methods—such as simulation and computer modeling—whenever feasible.
Research is essential to developing therapies for human and animal health and welfare. The IACUC continually supports investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane and ethical principles.

For more information on IACUC, including policies, protocol submissions, training and access, please visit: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

FDA’s Good Lab Practices (GLP) for Animal Research

Case Western Reserve University does not have the capabilities or facilities to support GLP research. If you have further questions and/or believe that GLP compliance may be required for your research, please use the following contact information:

Tami McCourt
Executive Director IACUC
Phone: 216.368.4972