Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has been established to ensure the humane care and use of research and laboratory animals and to encourage scientific inquiry while assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations to protect the interests of Central Oregon Community College when conducting research on, treating, or caring for animals. The use of animals for educational use must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC.

Does IACUC Review Apply?

An IACUC review is required for anyone using any live vertebrate animal in research, testing, and/or teaching prior to procuring animals or beginning the proposed study.

IACUC Semi Annual Meetings

All applications must be submitted by the Principal Investigator by the first of the month of the meeting date to be considered.

Contact Beth Palmer ( for information on scheduling a meeting.