Eastern Michigan University will comply with all applicable provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and other Federal and State statutes and regulations relating to animals to ensure the humane use of animals in research and education.
University practices for implementing this policy include:
1. The application of this policy as specified by the procedures detailed in the provision of the Animal Welfare Act and the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training.
2. The University will maintain an Animal Care Program in accordance with the National Institute of Health guidelines for the care and use of animals.
3. The Provost will appoint the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which shall be responsible for drafting procedures for the implementation of this policy and for its enforcement.
4. The IACUC will provide supervision, coordination and review of all projects proposed to include the use of animals.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION:
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs shall have responsibility for the implementation and administration of this policy. The Provost shall appoint the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which shall report directly to the Provost.
SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE:
The policy shall apply in all situations and to all activities of the University where animals are used in research, instruction or testing. It shall apply equally whether the supporting funds are from external sponsors or from within the University.