Involving animals in research in a humane manner is something the entire University takes very seriously, especially the research community.

Anyone working with animals at BU must complete trainings and other requirements, including facility-specific processes and procedures. Moreover, we have structures in place to ensure animals are well cared for at all times.

  • The Animal Science Center (ASCAnimal Science Center The ACS manages and oversees animal...) manages and oversees animal-related activities, including veterinary care, policies and procedures, personnel management, occupational health and safety, and design and management of BU’s animal facilities.
  • The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC oversee...) oversees and routinely evaluates the animal care and use program. The IACUC functions include protocol review and post-approval monitoring.

This section will give you the information necessary to work safely and responsibly with animals, from proper care and humane treatment to environmental enrichment and your personal safety.

Links to commonly used information

Obtaining animals

Housing animals

Working with animals