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Advancing responsible care and use

The IACUC Office is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research, managing administrative support, inspection, and compliance functions for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)—which has oversight responsibilities for the Animal Program of the University of Minnesota.

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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has the regulatory responsibility to ensure that animals are used appropriately and cared for humanely. IACUC reviews all activities involving animals to ensure that they are justified and conducted per established animal welfare guidelines. This includes research, teaching, and display of University of Minnesota-owned animals.

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Research Animal Resources

Research Animal Resources (RAR) provides husbandry services and facilities; veterinary medical services; and consultation on the essential information, guidelines and contacts for researchers regarding animal ordering, animal husbandry, veterinary care, experiments, surgery and more.

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Animals in research

Using lab animals in research has led to treatments that have improved and saved lives around the world.

Learn about the role of animals in research.

Contact us

The IACUC Office is located in room 76 of the Variety Club Research Center (VCRC).

Campus mail address:
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 79
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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