Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) manages and evaluates all aspects of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program. The IACUC is charged with ensuring that the use of animals in research is ethically and scientifically justified and that animals are responsibly and humanely treated. This in combination with overseeing regulatory compliance requirements, the MSU’s IACUC maintains the highest standards of animal welfare.

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The 3 R’s

The 3 R’s of animal research: Replace the use of animals whenever possible. Reduce the number of animals needed to a minimum. Refine tests to cause animals the least amount of distress.