University policy and federal law require a review of research and teaching projects involving live vertebrate animals for humane treatment and judicious use of vertebrate animals. At Loyola University Chicago, adherence to this policy and federal law is assured by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) through review of this application. Loyola University Chicago is committed only to complying with regulations, and to requiring the highest possible standard of professional and ethical conduct of all its faculty, students and staff. This application form serves that general goal in several important ways. It permits the IACUC and the Office of Research Services to maintain accurate records to meet statutory requirements. It also offers Loyola faculty the chance to explain - to their peers and potentially to a wider public - the ways in which animals are vital to their work and how that work serves the public at large.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Research Services at 773-508-2985.