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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Mission Statement

The University is committed to the responsible and ethical care and use of animals in research. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ensures the health, well-being, and humane use of animals in research, following the regulations and guidance of the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Montana State University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals for research, training, and testing, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and federal regulations. The IACUC ensures that all animals are treated humanely and that research is performed to the highest standards.  The IACUC is also responsible to review the program for humane care and use of animals, and to inspect all animal facilities (including satellite facilities) and laboratories, and oversee training and educational programs.