Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that reviews all protocols involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any distress.

The IACUC is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of the University while maintaining compliance with Federal and State animal care principles, guidelines, and regulations. The Florida International University’s Animal Care and Use Program encompass all animal use by the University for research, teaching, and training.

This site contains the necessary tools and information to assist investigators during the IACUC protocol submission and review process. You can find them on the left navigation menu including Obtaining IACUC Approval which provides step by step instructions on preparing your submission, Policies & Procedures which contains helpful resources on conducting research with animals, and IACUC FAQs which contains answers to commonly asked questions.

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The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is responsible for the ethical and regulatory oversight of research, teaching and training at Florida International University that involves animals. ORI supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

If you have any questions regarding the IACUC, please contact Barbara Llaneras Rodriguez, Associate Director in the Office of Research Integrity located in MARC 430. She can also be reached at: (305) 348-8316.

If you have any questions related to the FIU Animal Care Facility, please contact the Office of Laboratory Animal Research. If you have any questions related to the Aquarium Room or the Mesocosms, please contact the Marine Sciences Program.