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INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE
Compliance

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.