This policy of the University of Michigan assures the humane use and care of animals used in research, instruction, or testing. This policy describes: (1) the roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Attending Veterinarian (AV); and (2) the requirements for an IAACUC protocol, the oversight of animal care and use, and the use of space for animal activities. Additionally, it guarantees that any reported concerns regarding the care and use of animals are investigated and addressed in a timely and professional manner.
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 review and approve the changes to the approved protocol depends on the proposed modification(s).