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UCM Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

The University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is dedicated to the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research and teaching conducted at UCM or by individuals associated with the university.  The IACUC is guided by federal regulations and ethical principles intended to ensure the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching.  All research and teaching involving vertebrate animals that is conducted or authorized under the jurisdiction of UCM is subject to review by the IACUC.

The Process

1. Consult with Dr. Lankford or Mr. Metcalf for guidance in completing protocol forms

2. Submit protocol forms electronically to and carbon copy: at least five days prior to meeting

3. Complete CITI Training with these requirements prior to approval.


Protocol For Animal Use and Care (Field Project Form)

Protocol For Animal Use and Care (Lab)

Special Considerations

Animal Incident Form

Meeting Schedule, Membership and Operations

Tentative meeting dates: The third Thursday of September (9/18/2104), February (2/19/2015) and May (5/21/2015) each year at 4pm in Morris 310.

Members of the IACUC Committee

UCM 2013 IACUC Manual

UCM 2014 proposed procedures pending committee review

Official Charge



Reporting Concerns for Animal Research

Reporting Concerns for Animal Research - The UCM IACUC recommends that concerns related to noncompliance first be discussed with one's supervisor, since many instances can be corrected within the research team. Alternatively, the IACUC Compliance Officer may be contacted at

UCM Ethics Policy

Ethics Procedure

Whistleblower Procedures