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The Laboratory Animal Program (LAP) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), with facilities in the Life Sciences II and III buildings, is responsible for all aspects of research and teaching that involve laboratory animals. The LAP is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) and strives to maintain compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Regulations (9 CFR Chapter 1, 1985) and Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS, 2015).

Oversight of all aspects of vertebrate animal care and use, and of the LAP itself, is the responsibility of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The Chancellor at SIUC has delegated, in writing, official institutional responsibilities for animal care and use to Vice Chancellor for Research, who appoints the members of the IACUC.


The Vice Chancellor for Research reminds vivarium users to follow LAP access procedures (memo).

The FALL 2018 meetings of the IACUC are shown below. 

Date Time  Location Deadline to submit for pre-review Deadline to submit for committee review
Aug 15 2:00pm  Woody Hall Rm 310 4:30pm Aug 1 4:30pm Aug 8
Sept 19 2:00pm TBA 4:30pm Sept 5 4:30pm Sept 12
Oct 17 2:00pm TBA 4:30pm Oct 3 4:30pm Oct 10
Nov 19 2:00pm TBA 4:30pm Nov 5  4:30pm Nov 12
Dec 19 2:00pm TBA 4:30pm Dec 5  4:30pm Dec 12