The NIU IACUC, through the experience and expertise of its members, is charged with the responsibility to oversee the entire animal care and use program at NIU. The IACUC is composed of NIU faculty, staff, a community representative who has no other affiliation with NIU, and an attending veterinarian. The IACUC is responsible for reviewing all research, teaching, and training activities that involve the use of live, vertebrate animals, and sets forth institutional policies giverning such activities.
The committee’s functions include:
Proposed significant changes to an active protocol must go through the same protocol approval process as described for the new protocol submissions.
At the end of each year all investigators with active protocols will be asked to confirm that their protocols are active and that no changes have been made without the review and approval of the IACUC. Every three years, there will be a complete new review of the IACUC protocol using all the criteria for initial review.