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Institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) are the regulatory bodies established by U.S. law and Public Health Service Policy to review and monitor all research studies that use live animals. 

Deborah Frolicher, BS, CPIA Director, IACUC, The Scripps Research Institute

Sound IACUC administration relies on a foundation of collaboration between staff, researchers, and members of the committee.

Robert S. Sikes. PhD Professor of Biology, Director of Basic Animals Services Unit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Sikes discusses the realities of research involving wild animals and the need for specific guidelines to ensure valid scientific...

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