Boston University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees and routinely evaluates the activities conducted by and at BU that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals, including: animal and veterinary care; policies and procedures; personnel and program management and oversight; occupational health and safety; IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC oversee... functions; and animal facility design and management.

All research and involving animals on the Charles River Campus, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston Medical Center, are subject to the authority of the IACUC, regardless of funding source or other regulatory requirements.

All animal care and use protocols must be approved by the IACUC before animals are procured and prior to performing any work involving live vertebrate animals.