Animal care requirements

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is the university body charged with the responsibility for reviewing the university's program for the humane care and use of animals. The IACUC provides oversight for all animals used for teaching and research purposes. The IACUC operates in accordance with federal and state polices set forth in the following:

  1. The "Public Health Service Policy on the Humane care and Use of Laboratory Animals" (PHS 1986)
  2. "The Guide For the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" (ILAR 1996)
  3. The USDA Animal Welfare Act  (CFR 1985)

The committee is comprised of at least 5 members; a veterinarian experienced in laboratory animal research, a scientist, a non-scientist, and an individual who has no affiliation with the institution other than IACUC membership. The Institutional Official (IO) appoints IACUC members.

The three main responsibilities of IACUC are:

  1. To oversee the Animal Care Facilities (ACF) and its components
  2. To review and approve all animal use protocols
  3. To address all non-compliance issues affecting the use of animal in research

To view the training video on Cayuse Animal Oversight Module for Committee Member, please click here.

Contact Information

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Office of Research Compliance
Shepard Hall, Room 108A
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p:  212.650.6467
f:  212.650.8344

Steven B. Nicoll, PhD
f: 212-650-7545 



Last Updated: 01/20/2024 12:08