The Mission of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to foster compliance through facilitating the efforts employed by the institution’s scientists and instructors in the utilization of the animal model in research, education and other scholarly pursuits.

The NC State IACUC is appointed by the Chancellor and has general concern for the welfare of animals used in research, teaching, and testing. To this end, the Committee provides policy and planning guidelines for the University and ensures that applicable rules and regulations are communicated and fulfilled. See the NC State Animal Care and Use Procedures (REG 10.10.01) regarding the use of animals.

RED System Now Live

We are implementing RED in phases. The Animal Care and Use module went live in May 2019.

Quick Links

There are three ways to report your concerns. Please choose one of the following:

  1. To make your report completely anonymously, please go to ethicspoint.com or call 1-844-599-8786. Please note that if you use this method to make your report, the IACUC office will not be able to contact you for an update on the outcome of our investigation because we will not have your contact information.
  2. Contact the Office of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at 919.515.7507 or e-mail iacuc_office@ncsu.edu or Campus Box 7514.
  3. Contact the University Attending Veterinarian, Dr. Gabriel McKeon, (919) 513-6638 (office) or (919) 390-5946 (cell) or via email gpmckeon@ncsu.edu or Campus Box 8401.

Provide the following information (other information may be helpful):

  1. Describe the incident
  2. Did you witness the incident yourself?
  3. When did the incident happen? (time and date)
  4. In which animal facility or principal investigator laboratory did this incident occur? (building name and room number and/or name of principal investigator)
  5. Have you reported the incident to anyone else, and if so, when and what action was taken?
  6. Name of complainant and phone number or e-mail. (optional)

If you report to the IACUC Office or the University Attending Veterinarian, to the extent that it is possible, the university will preserve your anonymity. It is helpful for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to have as much information as possible in order to conduct a thorough investigation.

The USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and North Carolina law provide specific protection for employees, IACUC members, or laboratory personnel against discrimination or other reprisals for reporting violations of the Animal Welfare Act. (Whistleblower protection).

Training for Animal Users: AALAS Learning Library

Required Training for Faculty, Post-Doctoral Associates, and Graduate Students Working with Live Animals under an IACUC protocol: The AALAS Learning Library

Please contact Paula DeLong at paula_delong@ncsu.edu or 919.515.9532  for a login to access the AALAS Learning Library for the online Animal Subject Tutorial Training Module.

Training for NC State Staff Working with Animals: NC State Tutorial

The NC State Animal Subjects Tutorial is designed for the use of NC State staff (Animal Care and Husbandry Technicians), and Undergraduate Students Working with Animals. Unity ID is required to log in.



IACUC Director

Jennifer Dew, BS, CPIA, RLATg
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.515.7507 – Phone
919.515.7721 – Fax

IACUC Coordinator

Paula R. DeLong, LATG
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.515.9532 – Phone
919.515.7721 – Fax

IACUC Coordinator

Candace Morales, MPH, LATG
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.515.3991 – Phone
919.515.7721 – Fax

University Attending Veterinarian

Gabriel McKeon, DVM, DACLAM
Campus Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.513.6638 – Phone
919.515.2825 – Fax


Dr. William L Flowers
Campus Box 7621
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.515.4003 – Phone
919.515.7721 – Fax