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Institutional Animal Care and Use Advisory Committee (IACUC)

All teaching or research projects involving vertebrate animals must undergo review, (1) either by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Calvin College, or, (2) if the animals are to be housed within the facilities of the West Michigan Regional Laboratory, by the WMRL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. These committees, composed of individuals representing scientists, veterinarians, nonscientists, and laypeople from the community, have the final say in the use of vertebrate animals at Calvin College. No study may begin or continue without approval from the appropriate committee.

If investigators or instructors will be using mammals on campus, these mammals typically are housed at the WMRL

All other investigators and instructors should download the form with instructions that appears on the right, under "Related Resources." The dean for the natural sciences and mathematics can put you in touch with the current Calvin ACUC chair.

2014–15 Submission Deadlines

Earliest start of
proposed project
Calvin IACUC meeting
(2nd full week of the month)
Materials submission deadline
Interim or Spring 2015 December December 1, 2014
Summer 2015 April April 1, 2015
Fall 2015 July July 1, 2015