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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Purpose:

This committee will serve to review any research proposals or other activities including educational that involve the use of non-human vertebrate animals..

Composition:

The committee will be composed of the following members:

  • 3 members from the Department of Biology (from which the chair of the committee will be selected)
    • At least one of these members must be scientist experienced in research involving animals.
  • 2 members selected from the other academic units
  • 1 Student Member
  • 1 Member from the Barnesville Community
    • This member must not be affiliated in any way with Gordon State College and not a member of the immediate family of a person affiliated with Gordon State College, who represents the general community interests in the proper care and treatment of animals; and is not a laboratory animal user.
  • 1 Veterinarian
    • This member may be a faculty member of the Department of Biology if they hold a DVM and current license to practice in the state of Georgia. However, he/she may not count towards the 3 members from the division of Department of Biology on the committee.

Membership is for one year, however, members from the Department of Biology are required to serve three years.

Duties:

The IACUC will ensure that research procedures and protocols follow Federal guidelines for animal care, including but not limited to the inspection of animal holding facilities and on-site visitations for field based work.   In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act (PL-89-545 and its subsequent amendments) every institution that uses vertebrates in research, testing and/or education must have an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in place to oversee the use of these animals.

2017-2018 Members:

  • Academic Unit Representatives
    • Dr. Alan Burstein, Business and Public Services
    • Dr. Doug Davis, Humanities
  • Members from the Department of Biology and Physical Sciences
    • Dr. Joyce Klaus
    • Dr. Greg Hartman
    • Dr. Anne Sanders
  • One Student Member: Sarah Bowman
  • One Veterinarian: TBD
  • One Member from the Barnesville Community: TBD

View 2016-2017 Committee Members

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