Animal research at Cornell University is managed by the IACUC Office, CARE, and collaborating units.
Before purchasing animals or using animals for research, teaching or testing, you must have an approved IACUC protocol. Before your protocol can be approved, you (and personnel working with you) must complete required training. Access the AALAS training website.
Who can Help?
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The Cornell University IACUC reviews protocol applications and ensures compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and other regulatory bodies involving use of animals in research and in teaching.
- Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE). CARE provides high quality animal care and veterinary services, and advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal experimentation issues while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals.
Procedures and Policies
- BEFORE you get started, review the Getting Started with Live Vertebrate Animals page.
- Animal Care and Use Procedures (ACUPs) and IACUC policies are your standard operating procedures. Cornell faculty, researchers and their staff, animal facility personnel, and students must comply with these procedures.
Related University Policies and Programs
- University Policy 1.4, Care and Use of Live Vertebrate Animals in Research and Teaching
- University Policy 8.6, Environment, Health, and Safety
- Animal Users Health and Safety Program (AUHSP) helps to identify health risks for you and your staff when using animals in research, teaching or testing. All animal users are automatically enrolled in AUHSP and need to complete AUHSP requirements before access to facilities and animals is granted.