Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

 

Stockton University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides supervision, coordination, and review of projects proposing to use vertebrate animals. The Committee is responsible for ensuring the humane care and use of animals in all activities related to research and education. The Committee is made up of scientists, non-scientists, and members of the public to ensure expression of diverse perspectives. The IACUC has the responsibility to approve, require modification of proposed activity involving animals, and the authority to prohibit a project's use of vertebrate animals.

Animal research is conducted in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and policies governing the use of animals in research, including the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. We strive to provide guidance to the scientific community in fulfilling the obligation to conduct animal research with the highest standards and best practices.

Reporting Animal Care and Use Concerns

Any individual having a concern about the care and/or use of laboratory animals at Stockton University can report that concern and be assured that it will be investigated appropriately. No person shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act (AWA) {9 CFR 2.32(c)(4)} and that assurance pertains to any individual, whether associated with Stockton or not. If an individual is uncertain that the situation warrants reporting to University personnel, he/she is encouraged to seek additional information about the situation, but at any time can decide to report the situation using one of the methods below. Efforts will be made to keep all reviews and investigations confidential, to the fullest extent possible. If requested, anyone reporting a suspected violation will be notified of the outcome of the investigation.

  1. You may report concerns by sending an email to IacucAdmin@Stockton.edu.
  2. A concern or report can be made anonymously by calling the Stockton Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at 609-652-4844, or
  3. Using the web form below.

To Anonymously Report a Concern