Consistent with its commitment to humane animal care and use, the University encourages anyone who perceives a problem with the way in which animals are housed, handled, or used in research or teaching to report their concerns to their supervisor or the Office of Research Ethics and Compliance (REC) at 438-2529 or REC@ilstu.edu. Reports may also be made to the attending veterinarian, the IACUC chair, any IACUC member, department chairs, of the Institutional Official. Reports may be made anonymously and retaliation against anyone making a report is strictly prohibited under University policies.
The Office of Research Ethics and Compliance (REC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) are charged with interpreting and applying these standards to any use of animals at the University. All individuals using animals in research or teaching are expected to share in this commitment and must accept the responsibility for understanding and following these standards and principles.
The Illinois State University Animal Care and Use Policy provides users with the basic information they need in order to understand and comply with these standards and principles. The Illinois State University Animal Care and Use Handbook provides greater detail and specific guideline for using animals in teaching and research at the University.