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Animal Care and Use Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

Principle

The advancement of both pure and applied knowledge requires scientific experimentation and educational instruction using animals. The necessary use of animals requires proper oversight and ethical considerations.

Mission

The Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) of Albright College is charged with the institutional oversight of animals and animal care personnel involved in research and teaching. The goal of the ACUC is to verify, on sound scientific and ethical principles, the prudent use of animals and minimize the pain and discomfort of animal subjects in experiments and teaching exercises. ACUC is also responsible for ensuring all personnel involved in such experiments are informed of, and in compliance with, approved protocols and applicable guidelines for humane care and use of animals.

Jurisdiction

Any project involving vertebrate animal use by faculty, staff or students of Albright College must receive approval by ACUC.

Further information may be found at http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/usdaleg1.htm.

- Click here for the ACUC Protocol Form -