INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) acknowledges and accepts responsibility for the humane care and use of laboratory animals. This institution utilizes the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and uses the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as a basis for establishing and maintaining an institutional program for activities involving animals. This institutional program complies with all applicable provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, guidance from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), the American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines on Euthanasia, and all state and local regulations.
The institution maintains the following assurance and accreditation:
- OLAW Assurance #D16-00058 (validation period 12/17/2020 - 12/31/2024)
- AAALAC International Accreditation #000037 (accredited since 5/17/1968)
In addition, LSUHSC-NO has established the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and authorized this board with the primary responsibilty for ethical oversight of all activities involving the care and use of live vertebrate animals including, but not limited to, establishing policies and procedures, inspecting facilities, reviewing and approving research protocols, and monitoring adherance to approved protocols.
The IACUC is committed to ensuring that all individuals involved in the care and use of laboratory animals understand their individual and collective responsibilities for compliance with institutional policies and procedures as well as all other applicable laws and regulations.
Please use the tabs in the left hand panel to access IACUC policies and procedures, application submission instructions, training requirements and other important information.
All NEW IACUC protocols and their associated post-approval applications must be submitted in the Kuali Research platform. The Word-based IACUC Research Application form is no longer active and any NEW protocols submitted using this form will not be accepted or reviewed. More information is available here.