Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

All animal research conducted at, by, or under the auspices of the University of Mississippi, whether funded or not and whether conducted by administrators, faculty, staff, or students, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before the research begins. The IACUC serves to assure the humane care and use of animals for instructional, demonstration, or research purposes.

The IACUC, appointed by the Institutional Official (the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs), is responsible for institutional compliance with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals mandated by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the Animal Welfare Act of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and all other applicable state and federal laws and regulations. 

The University of Mississippi’s Animal Welfare Assurance (#D16-00232) is the compliance contract between the University and these federal oversight agencies.  The University of Mississippi animal care and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).  Our most recent triennial accreditation was issued in October 2021.

Before engaging in any activity involving live vertebrate animals, everyone must meet all training and occupational health requirements.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the IACUC Research Compliance Specialist in the Division of Research Integrity and Compliance (662-915-7482 or ).


IACUC meets at 11:30 am. on:

2022 Calendar Year

Material Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

January 5th 19th
February 2nd 16th
March 2nd 16th
April 6th 20th
May 4th 18th
June 1st 15th
July 6th 20th
August 3rd 17th
September 14th 21st
October 5th 19th
November --- ---
December Nov 30th 14th