Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

NMSU ARP Chapter 11 Research and Intellectual Property  Part 5: IACUC

All use of vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved in advance by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to ensure the necessity of animal use and high standards of humane treatment.  Animal research must be conducted by adequately trained persons using all necessary measures to prevent, minimize and alleviate pain and distress to an animal.  Measures will be taken to ensure that no animals in the university’s care will experience severe or unrelieved pain and/or distress.  All university employees involved in animal use for teaching or research purposes must be certified by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and participate in the Occupational Health and Safety program for animal workers.

The office of record for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee activities is Research Administration, which is responsible for maintaining the Animal Welfare Assurance and compliance with federal agency reporting requirements.

Reporting Concerns

For Animal Welfare concerns, please contact Dr. Shanna Ivey at 575-646-5279 or Research Administration at 575-646-7177 or email to ovpr@nmsu.edu.

Confidential and anonymous reports can also be made through the NMSU Ethicspoint portal: https://auditservices.nmsu.edu/reporting-line/