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IACUC: Policies, Rules and Regulations

NC State

North Carolina State University policy charges the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) with overseeing all aspects of animal care and use at NC State.

Federal Regulations

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

NC State receives support through the United States Public Health Service (PHS) for research involving animals. For NIH, NSF, and other federally funded animal activities we must provide extensive written documentation (referred to as “assurance”) of our compliance with the “PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.”

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

NC State Facilities using USDA covered animals (all warm-blooded animals except rats, mice and birds, and farm animals used in food and fiber research) for regulated purposes must meet all the requirements in the Animal Welfare Act Regulations and undergo an annual inspection from the USDA.

Accrediting Agencies

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)

AAALAC International is a voluntary accrediting organization that enhances the quality of research, testing and education by promoting humane and responsible research animal care and use through provision of advice and independent assessments to participating institutions and accreditation of those that meet or exceed applicable standards.

NC State has two accredited colleges, College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Sciences, and are reaccredited every 3 years.