The Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) of the University is currently being prepared by members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This includes the identification/registration of major hubs/units within the University where research activities involving animals are likely to take place.
The University is committeed to adhering to ethical standards in the conduct of experimental procedures requiring animals for research purposes. Appropriate protocols involved in housing, husbandry, and health management of experimental animals, in consonance to DA’s A.O. No. 40, Series of 1999 (Rules and Regulations on the Conduct of Scientific Procedures using Animals), pursuant to R.A. No. 8485, otherwise known as the ‘Animal Welfare Sct of 1998’ are paramount in any research undertakings.
The IACUC was designed to ensure scientific value in all animal research projects where appropriate animal ethics and welfare standards are assured and maintained. Thus, the IACUC serves at the interest of the institution and should complement the goals of animal researchers whose aim is quality research without compromising the well-being of experimental animals.
In particular, the IACUC reviews, monitors, and coordinates animal research protocols/projects and recommends approval of the same underpinning proper practices and procedures, including availability of appropriate veterinary care and support to the reasearch team.
This page will be updated soon once the institutional Animal Care and Use Program of the University is in place.