The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all research involving
animal subjects at MTSU as defined under the USDA* and PHS.**
The Office of Compliance only accepts online submissions. Faculty may email their application and forms as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must have their faculty advisor email their applications or a statement of their approval of the project to the Office of Compliance. Online training through citiprogram is required prior to approval. Additionally, a health screening is required of all faculty, staff, and students engaged in animal research. Please see FAQs for more information. The IACUC typically meets the first Friday of each month during the academic year, therefore, full review applications are only reviewed during the Fall and Spring semesters.
New Docushare Site for IACUC committee member use : http://cgsapp01.fsa.mtsu.edu/docushare/dsweb/Login
*USDA Definition: Animal means any live or dead dog, cat, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, or any other warm blooded animal, which is being used, or is intended for use for research, teaching, testing, experimentation, or exhibition purposes, or as a pet. This term excludes: Birds, rats of the genus Rattus and mice of the genus Mus bred for use in research, and horses not used for research purposes and other farm animals, such as, but not limited to livestock or poultry, used or intended for use as food or fiber, or livestock or poultry used or intended for use for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food or fiber." With respect to a dog, the term means all dogs, including those used for hunting, security, or breeding purposes.
**PHS Definition: Any live, vertebrate animal used or intended for use in research, research training, experimentation, or biological testing or for related purposes.
Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 011B
Murgreesboro, TN 37132