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Research with Animals

The Universidad del Turabo Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is the animal care and use committee that meets all federal requirements, as defined in the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The IACUC is responsible for the oversight, evaluation and assurance of compliance of the institution’s animal care and use program and its components as outlined in the PHS Policy, AWA, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The committee’s basic functions include:

• Inspection of animal facilities and evaluation of animal care and use programs
• Review and approval of proposed uses of animals in research, testing or education
• Establishment of a mechanism for receipt and review of concerns involving the care and use of animals at the institution
• Submission of reports to the responsible institutional officials

Click here to access the Forms
Click here to access Certifications
Click here to access the ACUC Meetings Calendar

If you have any question please contact:
Josefina Melgar, MS.
Compliance Officer
Tel: 787.743.7979 ext. 4126
Fax: 787.743.7979 ext. 4275