The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is tasked with the responsibility for review and oversight of the humane care and use of animals. The IACUC supports, facilitates, and promotes ethical and humane use of animals by upholding the standards set forth in all applicable laws, policies & guidance.
If your project requires IACUC Review please contact the Director of Research Compliance and Outreach for assistance with obtaining IACUC review and approval.
The use of vertebrate animals for biomedical research, training, or teaching purposes must be reviewed by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before work can begin.
All vertebrate animals (animals with a backbone) require an IACUC protocol.
IACUC approval is required for field or wildlife studies conducted through Baruch or by Baruch faculty, staff, students, and personnel. You must contact the IACUC before initiating any research, teaching, or testing involving animals at or through the institution.
An IACUC protocol is required if animals are to be euthanized in order to obtain tissues or samples. Investigators should consult with the IACUC about what is required.
Baruch College’s animal research is reviewed by CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). IACUC meetings occur every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
To be placed on the monthly agenda, applications must be submitted for review no later than the 10th of the month. Please contact Keisha Peterson, Director of Research Compliance and Outreach prior to reaching out to ASRC.
If you have questions regarding the IACUC review process please contact Mrs. Lesley G. Piccoli, Animal Research Compliance Specialist, at email@example.com.