Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Animal Care Program serves a vital function in the research and teaching conducted at Rutgers University by ensuring that all research programs and teaching meet the highest standards of science, safety, service, and humane care.

Animal Care works closely with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) to provide the highest quality animal care and veterinary oversight. Our animal care facilities are USDA-registered and accredited by AAALACi, an association widely recognized for its standards of excellence in laboratory animal care and has an Animal Welfare Assurance with the US Public Health Service (PHS), a requirement for conducting any PHS/NIH-funded animal work.

IACUC Policies & Regulations


The eIACUC is a web-based system that automates the protocol submission and review process and other federally mandated IACUC functions such as facility inspections and meetings.

Training Workshops

eIACUC trainings are provided for individuals, labs/research teams, and departments. Training sessions are typically 1.5 hours. Please contact Kelly Albanese to set up an appointment.

Training Documents

eIACUC Instructions

eIACUC Reference for PI and Research Team

Training & Development

The Rutgers University Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) have a required education program that must be completed by all personnel who work with animals in either research, testing, or teaching (faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and contract personnel). Please visit Animal Care Training & Development for more information.