Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
UT Southwestern Medical Center provides a quality animal care and use program to support faculty who use animals in research, testing, or teaching. This program assures that all animal use adheres to applicable requirements such as:
- Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC)
- Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- U.S. Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animals
UT Southwestern has a letter of assurance on file with the U.S. Public Health Service, is registered as a research facility with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is also accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).