About Us

The TAMU-CC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides oversight and institutional reviews of research activities and teaching activities involving vertebrate animal subjects to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi conducts animal activities under its Assurance issued by the Public Health Service (PHS).

Institutions must have an Assurance on file with OLAW to receive PHS funding.

TAMU-CC PHS Assurance number: D19-01069

Effective: August 21, 2019

Expires: August 31, 2023

Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

The IACUC is responsible for oversight of the animal care and use program and its components as described in the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide). Its oversight functions include an ongoing assessment of animal care and use. IACUC responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing, at least semiannually, the institution's program for the humane care and use of animals;
  • Inspecting, at least semiannually, the institution's animal facilities (including satellite facilities);
  • Preparing reports to the Institutional Official (IO) of the IACUC evaluations;
  • Reviewing animal welfare concerns;
  • Making recommendations to the IO on any aspect of the animal program, facilities, or personnel training;
  • Reviewing and approving those components of PHS conducted or supported activities related to the care and use of animals;
  • Reviewing and approving proposed significant changes to the use of animals in ongoing activities; and
  • Obtaining the authority to suspend an activity involving animals.