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Animals in Research

Numerous researchers across the Texas A&M University Health Science Center use animals as an integral part of their research. Use of animals involves any circumstance in which the "typical lifestyle and movements"* of vertebrate animals are altered from that which is generally experienced in nature. Any research or teaching that is performed with vertebrate animals is subject to numerous regulations and review processes to ensure the health and safety of all involved. 

*from the Texas A&M University Animals in Research and Teaching web page.

IACUC

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a standing committee that oversees animal use and care in research. The charge of the IACUC is to assure the humane use and care of animals utilized in biomedical and behavioral research, teaching and testing. Every effort is made to follow all federal, state and local laws and regulations that govern the care and use of animals in these matters. 

Location-specific Information

Information Bryan-College Station Dallas Houston/Kingsville Temple
Program Authority Animal research performed by Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University Health Science Center researchers in Bryan-College Station is under the authority of the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. Animal research performed on the Dallas campus is under the authority of the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. Animal research performed on the Houston and Kingsville campuses is under the authority of the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. Animal research performed on the Temple campus is under the authority of the Baylor Scott & White Animal Program.
How to File for Approval Filing of protocols (AUPs) is through the online system iRIS. Filing of protocols (AUPs) is through the online system iRIS. Filing of protocols (AUPs) is through the online system iRIS. Filing of protocols (AUPs) is through the Baylor Scott & White iRIS system.
IACUC Office Contact Information For questions regarding the Animal Use Protocol Process or filing of applications, contact the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. For questions regarding the Animal Use Protocol Process or filing of applications, contact the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. For questions regarding the Animal Use Protocol Process or filing of applications, contact the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. For questions regarding the Animal Use Protocol Process or filing of applications, contact the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Animal Program.
IACUC The Texas A&M Division of Research and Animal Welfare Office supports the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on the Bryan-College Station Campus.  See IACUC decisions. The Texas A&M Division of Research and Animal Welfare Office supports the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on the Dallas Campus. To request currently approved IACUC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Dallas, contact the Texas A&M University Animal Welfare Office. The Texas A&M Division of Research and Animal Welfare Office supports the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on the Houston and Kingsville campuses. To request currently approved IACUC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Houston and Kingsville, contact the Texas A&M University   Animal Welfare Office. Information regarding the Baylor Scott & White IACUC Guidelines and Procedures should be directed to the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Animal Program.
Training Click here to see the required training for the Texas A&M University IACUC. Click here to see the required training for the Dallas IACUC.  Click here to see the required training for the Houston/Kingsville IACUC. Information regarding the Baylor Scott & White  IACUC Training requirements should be directed to the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Animal Program.
Occupational Health Texas A&M Health Science Center Investigators working with animals participate in the Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program.  Texas A&M Health Science Center Investigators working with animals participate in the Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program.  Texas A&M Health Science Center Investigators working with animals participate in the Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program.  Texas A&M Health Science Center Investigators working with animals participate in the Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program. 
Last edited by: schnettler 09/28/2017