• Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
    Office of Compliance

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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 compliance@mtsu.edu. 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. For the Fall 2014 semester, the IACUC will meet the first Friday of every month at 2:30 in Ingram.

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. 010A
Murgreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-494-8918
Fax: 615-898-5028
Email: compliance@mtsu.edu