Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The FGCU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all research and teaching projects that involve the use of or possible impact on animals to ensure compliance with federal regulations. The IACUC review ensures that the use of animals is justified and any animal pain or suffering is minimized. Applications are accepted by ORGS on behalf of the committee at any time.

The IACUC is charged with investigating and acting on complaints regarding the use of animals at research facilities; all IACUC member names, email addresses and telephone numbers are listed on the IACUC Members section below; all reports are held in strict confidence; reports may be made by hardcopy letter, in writing, or verbally to an IACUC committee member. In cases of verbal reporting, the relevant committee member will document the concern, ensure with the reporter that the documentation accurately reflects the concern and report that concern to the full IACUC for investigation.

In addition to these methods of contacting the IACUC, you can Anonymously report an animal welfare concern