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Animal Care and Use

The SUNY Oneonta Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that, according to U.S. federal law, must be established by institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program.

An IACUC performs critical oversight functions for research conducted on animal subjects.  Members of the SUNY Oneonta faculty and staff who intend to conduct research involving animal subjects, whether using sponsored program (grant award) funds or not, should fill out the  SUNY College at Oneonta Animal Care and Use Protocol form early in the research design phase and submit the form electronically to the IACUC mailbox at IACUC@oneonta.edu.

All SUNY Oneonta faculty, staff and students who are conducting research involving animal subjects must be certified via a CITI course before the IACUC will approve their research.  The College subscribes to CITI, a web-based course for instruction of use of animal subjects in research.  The course can be accessed at www.citiprogram.org; it can be completed over a period of time and the applicable pre-set modules are determined by the status of the individual taking the course.

For more information about the use of laboratory animals by SUNY Oneonta, please contact Dr. Keith Schillo, Chair of the IACUC, keith.schillo@oneonta.edu.  For information regarding submission of IACUC applications or the required CITI certification course, please contact Denise Straut, Director of Sponsored Programs: denise.straut@oneonta.edu, 607.436.2525.