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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews and approves protocols for Northwestern's program for the humane care and use of animals, inspects the animal facilities and investigator laboratories, and reports its findings to the Associate Vice President for Research. It also makes recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies regarding any aspect of the institution's animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
IACUC Submission Process: All new animal study protocols (ASP), annual certifications, and addenda must be submitted to IACUC. The email for the IACUC office is ACUC@northwestern.edu
Coming soon - A sample Survival Surgery protocol is now available to use as a guide for
completing a protocol.
The Center for Comparative Medicine (Formerly CEAR) is the centrally administered animal resource that acts as a service and teaching unit for all use of animals in research, testing, and education at Northwestern University.
The Committee on Animal Resources is a standing committee of senior faculty who serve as liaison between faculty, Northwestern central administration, and the Center for Comparative Medicine on matters relating to all aspects of animal care and use.
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