The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) was set up on 12th October 2019 to oversee the care and use of animals for scientific purposes in SIT.
Members of the IACUC are appointed by the Provost and include veterinarians, scientists, non-scientists and members of the community who are not affiliated to SIT.
The primary purpose of the IACUC is to fulfil the University's responsibilities for the use of animals in research and teaching. The IACUC’s mission is to ensure the humane treatment of animals and to oversee compliance with the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR) guidelines which are based on the principles of the 3Rs – Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. Replacement of animals with other methods; Reduction of the number of animals used; and Refinement of projects and techniques used to minimize the impact on animals.
The IACUC consists of a veterinary, scientific and non-scientific SIT faculty and staff as well as representatives from the general public who are not affiliated with SIT. The IACUC reports to the university Applied Research Office (ARO). To ensure animal welfare, research project and class activity involving the use of animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC before initiation. The IACUC is also responsible for inspecting animal facilities and laboratories, and ensuring the occupational health of staff and students involved in animal study.
Associate Professor Liao Ping
Health and Social Sciences
The mission of the IACUC is to achieve the best practice by international standards of animal ethics in all animal care and use programmes in SIT. Towards this goal, the SIT IACUC:
SIT IACUC is made up of the following memberships: veterinarians, scientists, non-scientists and non-affiliated residents of the community.
The functions and responsibilities of IACUC, in accordance with the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR) guidelines, are to:
NACLAR GuidelinesAnimals and Birds ActAnimals and Birds (Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes) rulesGenetically Modified Organisms
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
To find out more about IACUC, email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
SIT staff can visit SIT IACUC Sharepoint for more information.