Structures & People

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Charge

  1. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) shall be composed of six (6) appointed persons. It will include three (3) members of the faculty; one (1) at-large community member; and one community member who is also a doctor of veterinary medicine. The University Safety Manager will serve as an ex officio, voting member. Faculty members will serve three-year, staggered terms to assure continuity. The community member at large and the doctor of veterinary medicine will serve renewable one-year terms.
  2. The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the designated Institutional Officer responsible for matters pertaining to research involving the use of animal subjects.
  3. Nomination of faculty candidates for appointment to the IACUC is the responsibility of the Committee on Committees and Nominations. The IACUC chair is responsible for nominating community candidates when replacements are necessary. Final appointments are made by the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
  4. IACUC activities are coordinated by a chairperson elected by Committee members prior to the end of each academic year for the succeeding fiscal year. The term of the chair begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30.
  5. The IACUC serves the following functions:
    1. Is the UW-Green Bay review board as defined in the policies set forth by the National Research Council.
    2. Develops and makes recommendations to the Institutional Officer regarding guidelines and procedures for the review of research proposals/protocols, submitted by UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, involving more than trivial risks to animals or groups of animals participating in the research.
    3. Reviews and approves or denies the conduct of all proposed research, to be conducted by UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, involving more than trivial risks to animals participating in the research.
    4. Investigates allegations of research misconduct of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff or students when the misconduct is associated with research proposals/protocols previously approved by the Committee. The Committee may suspend approval of previously approved research if allegations are substantiated.
     
  6. The chair of the Committee has the following responsibilities:
    1. Place on file, in the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff, a copy of all correspondence indicating approval or denial of all proposed research reviewed by the Committee. A copy of this correspondence should also be sent to the Institutional Official (or designee).
    2. Report the results of investigations of research misconduct to the Institutional Official (or designee).
    3. Notify the Institutional Official when the Committee suspends approval of previously approved research and make recommendations for actions to be taken as a result of the suspension.
    4. Submit a report of all Committee activities at the end of each academic year to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.