The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recognizes the scientific and ethical responsibility for the humane care and use of animals involved in research and education and enjoins all individuals involved to the highest standards of care and consideration.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), as agent for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's obligations for humane care and use of animals, shall:
- Assure all activities (involving animals) meet the ethical and legal requirements for the humane care and use of animals.
- Maintain and promote an open and cooperative relationship with investigators and faculty, and the greater university community.
- Educate the University community concerning the ethical and regulatory considerations for the humane care of animals.
- Consider animal research a moral and ethical obligation to educate our community, both internal and external, on the importance of animals for research and teaching.
Meeting and Protocol Submission Information
Meetings are open to the public. Matters concerning personnel, security arrangements, and conferences with attorney, or issues required to be confidential by federal, state, or local law may be held in executive session. Meetings must, however, be convened and adjourned in public session. Regular meetings are scheduled each semester, with additional meetings called by the Chair, or the Research and Sponsored Programs office, as deemed necessary. IACUC protocols may be submitted anytime. Please see the calendar for full Committee meeting dates.