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NSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)


NSU promotes the highest standards of animal care and use and is committed to the humane care and treatment of all animals being used for research. The animal care and use program at NSU provides training, state of the art facilities, and personnel to facilitate hands-on medical research utilizing animals. 

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with the responsibility of ensuring proper care, use, and humane treatment of animals in research, testing, and education. The IACUC is a group of faculty, veterinarians, staff, and community members appointed by the NSU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to evaluate and oversee animal use in research at Nova Southeastern University. The IACUC provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. The IACUC also conducts inspections of all areas where animals are housed and used, reviews the institutional program for animal use, and reports its findings to the NSU Institutional Official semi-annually. 

All investigators utilizing animals in their research must have an approved protocol on file with the NSU Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC). For more information and to submit an application, please email:


Protocols must be received by the first of each month by 12:00pm to be reviewed at that months IACUC meeting.  All protocols received after this date and time will be reviewed at the next month’s IACUC meeting.  Please submit all protocols to

The IACUC meets monthly or as necessary to review and approval all animal research.

Meeting Date

Submission Deadline

January 20th, 2021

January 1st, 2021

February 17th, 2021

February 1st, 2021

March 10th, 2021

March 1st, 2021

April 14th, 2021

April 1st, 2021

May 12th, 2021

May 1st, 2021

June 9th,2021

June 1st, 2021

July 14th ,2021

July 1st, 2021

August 11th, 2021

August 1st, 2021

The NSU IACUC requires all individuals participating in research and/or teaching involving animal subjects to receive training.  NSU utilizes the CITI Program to provide online training and certification for animal care, treatment, and use. Training must be completed by each individual prior to working with animals and entering the CCR Vivarium where animals are housed.  Individual personnel may be assigned additional training based on the specific needs of the animal protocol(s) on which they are listed. The IACUC administration and vivarium manager will assign and manage protocol-specific training and education.

Individuals can access the CITI Program training at

Please direct any questions regarding the IACUC training requirements to

NSU is committed to upholding the highest standards of animal welfare. Please help us by doing your part to report noncompliance, adverse events, and animal welfare concerns. To report animal welfare concerns, please contact the IACUC administration at

To report anonymously 24 hours/7 days week, please contact the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline at 888-609-NOVA (888-609-6682).

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