Thomas Jefferson University

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

The primary function of the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is to oversee the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP), which includes ensuring the humane care and use of animals that are the subjects of the teaching, training, and research programs at Thomas Jefferson University.  The mission of the IACUC and the IACUC Office is to assist investigators and staff with the planning and conduct of teaching, training, and research that uses animals and certain animal byproducts in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and while promoting the highest quality science.

This is accomplished through reviewing and inspecting all aspects of the University's ACUP. This includes all animal housing facilities and use locations, animal use protocols, animal care records, investigating complaints and concerns about improper animal use, and making recommendations to the Institutional Official (IO).

Click here for the Institutional Official’s Authority and Responsibilities Regarding Animal Research

Within the Jefferson IACUC internal website is the information you'll need to perform your animal work at Thomas Jefferson University.  If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact the IACUC Office.

Jefferson Alert Line:

Report Compliance Concerns Anonymously: Call 1-833-ONE-CODE (663-2633) or visit Jefferson Compliance Report.

Institutional Data:

AAALAC International: Full Accreditation -  03/19/2018
AAALAC International Number: 000443

Animal Welfare Assurance Approval Dates: 10/04/2016 – 10/31/2020
PHS/OLAW Animal Welfare Assurance Number: D16-00051 or A3085-01

USDA/APHIS Facility Registration Number: 23-R-0011
USDA/APHIS Inspection Date: 03/26/2019

For additional institutional dates and numbers, please visit the website of the Office of Research Administration and select "Institutional Data" in the upper-right corner.

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