Academic Catalog


VII.Community Standards and Policies: T. Guidelines for the Care and Use of Animals in Research & Teaching

Statement of Policy & Activities Covered

Denison University seeks to assure that research and teaching activities conducted under its auspices support the humane care and use of animals.  To achieve this, Denison maintains an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and gives the IACUC oversight in assuring that vertebrate animals receive humane care and treatment.  The Denison IACUC draws upon federal guidelines and resources, such as the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Animal Welfare Act, as well guidelines provided by American Veterinary Association and other scholarly societies as it evaluates proposed activities that involve the use of animals.