In its care and usage of laboratory animals, St. Cloud State University complies with the Animal Welfare Act via registration as a research facility through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
APHIS provides leadership for determining standards of humane care and treatment of animals. APHIS implements those standards and achieves compliance through inspection, education and cooperative efforts. For more information, visit their Web site: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/index.shtml.
St. Cloud State University’s Institutional Animal Care and Usage Committee (IACUC) meets on the first Friday of each month to discuss animal care and usage procedures and ensures everyone involved in working with animals is knowledgeable about the standards for humane care and treatment.
The IACUC is headed by Professor David DeGroote, dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Members of the committee include two veterinarians, four university faculty scientists, two animal caretakers and a non-scientist member of the St. Cloud community. For additional information, please contact the College of Science and Engineering dean’s office, 320.308.2192 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Usage of laboratory animals at St. Cloud State University is allowed only under protocols developed in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:
- Protocol forms are to be completed and submitted to and approved by the IACUC prior to any animal usage.
- Protocol forms are due in the dean’s office 10 days before the first Friday of each month, to facilitate circulation and review prior to the monthly meeting.
- Following the completion of the approved animal usage, final report forms are to be submitted to the IACUC.
- Protocol forms (.doc)
- Conclusion report form (.pdf)