Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

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Rowan University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) animal welfare program is dedicated to the ethical and humane use of animals in research, teaching, and testing and to ensure all applicable laws and regulations are followed. Animal research at Rowan University includes the coordination and support of various departments and offices throughout the organization, and animal researchers at Rowan are trained and made aware of the legal and ethical implications of using animals in research, teaching, or testing. Rowan University animal researchers make every attempt to reduce pain and distress as much as possible and treat their animals humanely.

Animal Research

Animal research contributes has been instrumental in the understanding and development of important treatments for a wide range of human diseases. Every known medical breakthrough drug has a basis in animal research and all of the top 25 most prescribed drugs were developed with the assistance of animal models.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Click on the link to view the NIH webpage regarding how, why and when NIH uses animals in biomedical research; including how animals have contributed to and improved public health.

Animals in Research and Education


Rowan University has a current Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance. PHS Assurance #: D16-00096 (A3156-01)

Rowan University is an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) Accredited Program. AAALAC Unit#: 000696


For more information, please contact the IACUC Office:
IACUC Administration
(856) 256-4078