The Newark IACUC is part of Rutgers Office of Research Regulatory Affairs (ORRA), which oversees the conduct of research to promote integrity of the scientific record, including training and certification as appropriate.
Rutgers recognizes the vital role of animals in biomedical research. Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR) serves scientists and assures animal well-being. Our staff of veterinarians, technicians and support personnel are dedicated to the humane and ethical use of laboratory animals. Rutgers complies with federal mandates, namely the Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service Policy and works closely with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that reviews and regulates the use of animals for biomedical research and teaching. The University has had full accreditation from Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International since 1981 and Letters of Assurance are on file with the NIH in the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
Before any work with animals commences, all procedures using live vertebrate animals (which includes any testing, research, and/or training) must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC.
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