The Missouri University of Science and Technology Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the university’s animal facilities, programs, and humane treatment for all animal used for research and education. The campus IACUC serves as a resource for investigators, staff, and students by providing guidance to plan and conduct all animal procedures with strict attention to ethical and humane principles.
Concerns regarding the humane care and use of laboratory animals are taken seriously. Any use of the facility who witnesses unethical, improper, or unauthorized animal care is encouraged to report any concern. A report can be made anonymously. All reports will be kept confidential.
When a concern is reported the chair of the IACUC committee will conduct an immediate and thorough review of the report. Anyone who is the subject of a report will notified of the alleged concerns. Depending on the findings, the IACUC committee will discuss the outcome and will take the appropriate action as necessary up to and including disciplinary action by the appropriate Missouri S&T authority.