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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC),  an entity of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, provides oversight in animal research activities at GVSU.

The Committee's role is to ensure that investigators, research technicians, animal care personnel, and students are properly trained to conduct animal research in a humane manner.

The Committee ensures that all animal research at GVSU is conducted in accordance with IACUC standards and complies with the Public Health Service policies and USDA animal welfare regulations.


New Electronic Submission System

New Electronic Submission System

July 07, 2017

IRBManager will be rolled out in mid-to-late September.

IACUC Handbook Updates

IACUC Handbook Updates

January 31, 2017

Selected sections of the IACUC handbook have been recently updated. Click here for details.

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Quick Links

Are you looking to conduct animal subjects research? The information below will quickly get you started. 


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