Approved: October 11, 2006
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:
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.