Oversees the welfare of any animals used in education and research, their care and facilities, as directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Louisiana Tech has two Committees that oversee this aspect: one IACUC for small vertebrates, and another for the larger animals.
All Louisiana Tech University research involving animal subjects must be reviewed by the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of Louisiana Tech University prior to research and regardless of funding source. The findings of this committee must be addressed in the body of the proposal and may often be required on the agency cover page.
Xuan Liu (Chair), Sumeet Dua (Ex Officio), Don Braswell, Steven Jones, Rebecca McConnico, Melanie Turpin (Community Member), and Yuri Voziyanov.
Point of Contact: Xuan Liu (email@example.com)
References and Forms
Policy 7109 Animal Welfare – Louisiana Tech University has filed an Assurance of Compliance with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW— formerly OPRR) regarding its implementation of the provisions of the regulations for the protection of animal research subjects and is registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Animal Health Division; the institution meets the criteria described in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, No. 7, June 14, 1971; Public Health Service Publication No. 1024, Guide for Laboratory Animal Facilities and Care. All research projects involving animal subjects, both sponsored and non-sponsored projects, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before the research project is initiated as well as periodically during the conduct of the research project. A faculty member planning to use animals in experimental research should contact the Chair of the IACUC and the Dean of the Graduate School and University Research to secure the criteria to which he/she must adhere.
The complete policy and procedure can be found here.
Animal Use Compliance Forms: