Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
Appointed by the Provost
The responsibilities, powers and membership of the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) are detailed on the research compliance website.
Copies of meeting minutes and annual reports will be forwarded to the chairperson of the Health and Occupational Safety Council, as that council is responsible for coordinating the activities of the committees assigned to specific health-related or occupational safety areas.
Membership, appointed by the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, consists of one representative nominated by the dean from each of the colleges utilizing vertebrate animals for research or teaching; one representative nominated by the associate vice president for agriculture-research; one representative nominated by the Committee on Committees from the zoology program; one representative from animal science or poultry science; one representative from a department in an area other than the biological sciences (a non-animal user); one representative from the surrounding community who is not a member of the immediate family of anyone affiliated with the university; one student representative who is a doctoral degree candidate in one of the disciplines affected by the committee work; the animal welfare veterinarian; and ex-officio, non-voting, the director of research compliance.
Nominations from the deans will be made after discussion with the chair of the Committee on Committees. The non-animal user faculty representative and the community representative will be appointed by the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs after consultation with the associate vice president for agriculture-research. At least one member of the committee must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Not more than three members shall be from the same administrative unit at the departmental level of the university. The provost and vice for academic affairs, after consultation with the associate vice president for agriculture-research, will designate a chairperson from the members.
|Bret Rings||Community representative||2017|
|Larry Kamees||Graduate student
|Billy Hargis||Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences||2021|
|J.D. Willson||J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences||2022|
|Narasimhan Rajaram||College of Engineering||2020|
|Jason Apple||Agriculture Experiment Station||2022|
|Nan Smith-Blair||College of Education and Health Professions||2018|
|Animal Science or Poultry Science||2022|
|Bob Beitle||Interim Director
Office of Research Compliance**
|Tina Poseno||Ex officio**|
**=ex officio non-voting