Animal Subjects

Michigan Technological University is committed to the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching. Before investigators or course directors can initiate any project involving the use of vertebrate animals, they must receive approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). 

The IACUC is a federally mandated committee that oversees the use of live, nonhuman vertebrate animals in all biomedical and ecological research, teaching, and testing performed by University employees or users of the University’s animal facilities, or on University-owned animals housed at non-University operated sites. 

The IACUC ensures that all vertebrate animal research associated with Michigan Tech complies with all relevant government rules and regulations. Please see the IACUC page for guidance on how to apply for IACUC approval. 

The Research Integrity Office also oversees the University’s vivarium. Vivarium information and access is provided after an approved IACUC protocol is in place.

All controlled substances used in research—vertebrate animal or otherwise—must follow the guidance found on the Controlled Substances page.