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Policies & Guidelines

All WVU IACUC policies, guidance and procedures are in full compliance with all federal regulations and consistent with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

WVU faculty and staff who work with animals must know the laws for using animals for teaching and research. WVU has established the IACUC in accordance with the law to oversee animal care and use at this institution. Faculty, staff and students are required to receive IACUC approval before conducting activities involving animals and must agree to comply with regulatory and advisory agencies’ guidelines.

It is important to familiarize yourself with key federal and guidance documents that outline practices for the humane care, use and management of animals.