- Review and approval of all research and procedures.
- Inspection of all animal facilities where animal work occurs.
- Development of institutional policies and guidelines.
- Providing reports to the federal agencies.
The involvement of animals in research is a privilege, and the humane and ethical treatment of those animals is the responsibility of all members of the university. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a committee that meets monthly comprised of scientists, veterinarians, non-scientists, and non-affiliated members. The IACUC serves as a resource for faculty, staff and students on the use animals in research and training at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.