Thiel College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(Thiel College IACUC)
A. Thiel College IACUC Composition
The Thiel College shall consist of the following members:
a. Thiel President – Institutional Official;
b. Biology Department: Faculty members who have experience in animal experimentation
d. Psychology Department: Faculty members who have experience in animal experimentation.
e. A member of the community – excluding Thiel College employees.
f. Institutional Research: Individual in charge of Thiel’s institutional research and liaison to Thiel’s Institutional Review Board that has oversight responsibilities for non-animal (human) research projects.
Representation from FHC-Greenville: Liaison with partner of Thiel providing support for sciences at Thiel.
An individual who meets the requirements of more than one of the above categories may fulfill more than one requirement, but in no event may the committee consist of less than five members. The IACUC shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities, but at a minimum shall meet at least once
every six months.
B. Thiel College IACUC Responsibilities
The Thiel College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the oversight, evaluation, and assurance of compliance of Thiel College’s animal care and use program and ensures it is consistent with all applicable federal requirements.
The Committee’s basic functions include:
Semiannual inspections of animal care and use facilities and evaluation of animal care and use programs.
2. Make recommendations to the Institutional Official for any corrections or modifications needed in program or facilities.
3. Review and approve, require modifications in, or withhold approval of proposed uses (protocols) of animals in research, testing, or education.
Note: No IACUC member may review their own proposal.
4. Review and approve, require modifications in, or withhold approval of proposed significant changes regarding the use of animals in ongoing activities.
5. Suspend animal use activities that are not in compliance with applicable standards.
6. Review concerns involving the care and use of animals at Thiel College.
7. Keep records and maintain the confidentiality of committee proceedings and activities.
8. Submission of reports to the Institutional Official.