The College of Wooster’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that oversees the college’s animal programs, facilities and procedures to ensure the appropriate care, use, and humane treatments of animals being used for research, testing and education. The IACUC serves as a resource to faculty, students, and staff, providing guidance in meeting applicable guidelines for animal care and use.
In accordance with the United States Public Health Service Policy, the College of Wooster IACUC:
- Reviews the College’s overall program for humane care and use of animals
- Inspects the College’s animal facilities.
- Reviews and approves animal research proposals and modifications to approved protocols.
- Reviews concerns involving the care and use of animals at the College.
All college students and personnel participating in animal research should complete IACUC training, and all research protocols involving the use of vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved (or classified as exempt) by the committee before they can be implemented.
- Zachary Sharrow, Chair. 330-263-2280
- Bryan Alkemeyer, 330-263-2506
- Greg Cantrell, Attending Veterinarian
- Stephen Ferguson, 330-263-2173
- Sharon Lynn, 330-263-2437
- Steven Huszai
- Julie Pringle
Submission deadlines for students
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis during fall semester.
- Early consideration: January 18
- Final deadline: April 19
* Spring 2021 deadlines are subject to change based on the College’s academic schedule.
Student Training (Must be completed prior to beginning work with animals)
- Application to Perform Research Involving Vertebrate Animals (.docx)
- Animal Research Health and Allergies Questionnaire (.pdf)
- Allergy Fact Sheet
- Animal Facility Injury/Symptom Report Form (.pdf)
IACUC Policies and Guiding Documents
- Animal Welfare Concern Reporting Policy
- Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition: HTML .pdf