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:

2023 Calendar Year

Material Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

December 2022 Nov 30th 14th
January 4th 18th
February 1st 15th
March 1st  15th
April  5th 19th
May 3rd 17th
June 7th 21st
July 5th 19th
August 2nd 16th
September 6th 20th
October 4th 18th
November 1st 15th
December TBD TBD