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EIU Office of Internal Auditing

#48.3 - Welfare of Animals Used in Teaching, Research, and Testing

Approved: October 11, 2006

Monitor: Provost

At Eastern Illinois University, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with assuring the welfare of animals used in teaching, research, and testing. In order to assure this protection, Eastern’s policy is to comply with the standards described in four external documents:

  1. United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training.
  2. Regulations of the Animal Welfare Act as promulgated by the United States Department of Agriculture.
  3. The United States Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  4. The National Academy of Science "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals." This publication is abbreviated as “the Guide.”

To this end, Eastern has created the specific policies described in the document: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY POLICY ON THE CARE AND USE OF ANIMALS. The associated forms, instructions, and other guidelines are also authoritative statements of Eastern’s policy of assuring the welfare of animal. 

Before using live vertebrate animals for research, teaching, or testing, any Eastern faculty member, staff member, or student must receive approval from the IACUC.

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