The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees USC’s animal programs, animal facilities, and policies ensuring appropriate care, ethical use and humane treatment of animals. IACUC is a committee formed by biomedical scientists, non-scientists (e.g. biosafety and radiation safety specialists), veterinarians, and public members not affiliated with USC. IACUC serves as a resource to faculty, technicians, students, staff, and administrators, providing guidance in fulfilling the obligation to plan and conduct animal use procedures required for research, teaching, and testing at USC.
Protocol Synopsis Forms, when submitted to the IACUC by the submission deadline will be reviewed in the following monthly cycle.