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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Randolph College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the humane use and care of non-human, live vertebrate animals for research and teaching at Randolph College. The Committee ensures compliance with application federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Animals cannot be obtained or used for research or teaching without prior protocol review and approval by the IACUC.

The IACUC shall:

  • Review, deliberate, approve, amend, decline, and withhold approval of animal use protocols, or protocol components, involving Randolph College personnel (faculty, students or staff) or facilities.
  • Conduct semi-annual review of the Randolph College animal use program to ensure compliance with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Public Health Service (PHS) guidelines.
  • Conduct a semi-annual inspection of all Randolph College animal use facilities to ensure compliance with USDA and PHS guidelines.
  • Review all approved animal use protocols on an annual basis.
  • Investigate all reports of animal policy non-compliance, animal misuse, and animal mistreatment.
  • Work with the Randolph College institutional officer to suspend and/or cancel unlawful animal use activities or activities that violate the Randolph College animal use policies.
  • Make recommendations to the Randolph College institutional officer regarding any aspect of the institution’s animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an orientation and training program for all Randolph College personnel that use animals for research and teaching.

IACUC Meetings and Deadlines:

The IACUC reviews protocols and amendments on a first-come, first-serve basis and meetings are convened as needed. Principle Investigators (PIs) should submit protocols at least 3 – 4 weeks prior to the projected start date of the project.

Please note: annual protocol renewals are not automatic. Do not wait until the date of expiry to submit the Annual Renewal form; these forms must be reviewed and approved by the expiration date otherwise a new protocol will need to be submitted before the research is allowed to continue.  Three year protocols that are not submitted for annual review/approval will be deemed to be out of compliance and automatically terminated. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the IACUC, Amanda Rumore, PhD (arumore@randolphcollege.edu, 434-947-8317)

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