Monmouth University is committed to the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research, testing, and teaching.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Monmouth University was created to monitor and oversee research activity conducted at or sponsored by Monmouth University that involves vertebrate laboratory animals (Monmouth University Policies and Procedures, Care and Use of Vertebrate Laboratory Animals, October 2005).
The Monmouth University IACUC is comprised of faculty, a member of Monmouth University's administration, a licensed veterinarian, and a community representative. The committee meets on a monthly basis as long as there is new business to conduct.
Federal and University regulations require that all research involving animals conducted by Monmouth University faculty, staff, and students be reviewed and approved by the IACUC before initiation. Therefore, the mission of the Monmouth University IACUC is fourfold:
- to assure the safe and ethical treatment of animals in research,
- to facilitate research and research careers,
- to ensure compliance with federal regulations,
- and to protect the interests of the institution.
Monmouth University has established policies on the use of animal subjects to promote their humane care and use in research and instruction and to ensure instructional compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University policies governing the use of animals.