This policy of the University of Michigan assures the humane use and care of vertebrate animals used in research, instruction, or testing. It further guarantees that any reported concerns regarding the care and use of vertebrate animals are investigated and addressed in a timely and professional manner.
This policy outlines the mechanisms the IACUC uses during a Full Committee Review (FCR) to ensure that projects are in accordance with Public Health Service (PHS) Policy, the Animal Welfare Act/Regulations, and other local, state and federal laws or regulations relating to animals.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved animal activities (i.e. protocols) can be amended using IACUC reviews and administrative processes (e.g., Veterinary Verification and Consultation, and Administrative Amendments). The method used to modify the protocol depends on the proposed change.