Animal Subjects in Research
Federal regulations require that all use of non-human vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and testing follow established guidelines and be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which is constituted according to the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
The IACUC is a federally mandated committee implemented by University personnel which oversees the use of live, non-human vertebrate animals in all biomedical and ecological research, teaching, and testing performed by University employees or by users of the University's animal facilities, or on University-owned animals housed at non-University operated sites. Procedures to be followed to gain approval for the use of animals in research at the University of Delaware can be found in Policy 6-13.
Animal Welfare Concerns
The University of Delaware is committed to the proper care and humane treatment of all animals used in research and teaching at this institution. The IACUC will review, and if warranted, investigate all allegations, whether made by the public or an employee of this institution. Federal laws and regulations prohibit discrimination or reprisal for reporting any animal welfare concerns. Reports about animal welfare or non-compliance will be handled confidentially, if requested.
To report a concern, please contact any or all of the following:
Director, Animal Care Program
Gwen Talham, D.V.M.
Manager of OLAM
Prof. Jeffrey Rosen
In addition, reports may be made to any standing member of the University of Delaware’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Our mission is to ensure the humane care of animals used in approved research. We are committed to maintaining the highest quality laboratory animal program and to serve as a resource center for investigators.
- Personnel Laboratory Animal Handbook
- Policies & Forms
- Request for Service Forms
Training is required before entry is allowed into the Animal Facility. Training is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Please contact the Facility Manager at email@example.com to schedule a training seminar.
Federal regulations require that all use of non-human vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and testing follow established guidelines and be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which is constituted according to the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Assurance Number: A3773-01
USDA Animal Research: Facility 50-R-0006