Roles of the CSUEB IACUC

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at CSUEB promotes and ensures the humane and ethical treatment of animals used in teaching and research by members of the CSUEB community; serves to advise the Institutional Official regarding program requirements; and may recommend program changes. The main responsibilities of the IACUC are to:

  • See that institutional policies are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws regarding the humane care and use of animals in teaching and research.
  • Review proposals for work with animals, approve the work, require modifications to the work, or deny approval or modified proposals before the work is initiated.
  • Seek to inform all faculty, staff, students, contractors, and volunteers using animals at CSUEB about their legal, scientific, and ethical obligations with respect to the care and use of those animals.
  • Help to inform personnel about occupational health and safety hazards posed by working with animals.
  • Oversee the housing provided for animals used in teaching and research through periodic (bi-annual) inspections.
  • Review the institutional program for animal care and use every six months.
  • Report findings from program semi-annual reviews and facility inspections to the Institutional Official.
  • Receive and investigate reports of concerns about the care and/or use of animals at CSUEB or associated with CSUEB activities.


Who Must Apply for IACUC Review and Approval at CSUEB?

Protocols must be submitted by Unit 3 faculty who are identified as the Principal Investigator (PI).  A lecturer may request to serve as a PI on a IACUC protocol, provided thier appointment coincides with the duration of the study. Students should not submit protocols. 

  • Those conducting experimental work with vertebrate animals.
  • Those conducting field studies with vertebrate animals.
  • Those whose teaching involves research with or observation of animals.
  • Those conducting collaborative research with other institutions, both private and public.
  • Those applying for grants involving animals must receive approval from the IACUC prior to submission of the proposal to the sponsor.
  • Students can write IACUC protocols, but a regular faculty member must serve as the PI, review, sign, and submit the protocol.

Protocols that are ready for review can be submitted to