INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE
USDA &PHS Compliance
SUNY ESF has both United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) registration (21-R-0024), and Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance (D16-00943). As such, the IACUC functions in compliance with USDA and PHS policies, and prospectively reviews animal care and use protocols to ensure researchers are compliance these policies.
The guiding documents for these activities are the Animal Welfare Act and the PHS
Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
USDA Animal Welfare Act Animal Welfare Regulations
PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Researchers will become familiar with many of the important aspects of these documents through the required online training. Researchers are responsible for carrying out their research in a manner consistent with these guiding documents.