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Overview of Animal Use


myResearch IACUC will be launched Monday, October 19, 2020. The portal to the myResearch IACUC system will be available at on October 19, 2020.  Read More


The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is devoted to assuring the finest care and most humane use of our experimental animals.  The IACUC at Stony Brook is accredited through AAALAC International. The IACUC works closely with our faculty, students and staff to ensure that meaningful scientific research is conducted that:

  • avoids or minimizes discomfort, distress, and pain in experimental animals consistent with sound scientific practices
  • uses the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results, and
  • considers non-animal models wherever possible
Federal Registration:

SBU operates under the federal assurance #A3011-01

Campus Policy: 

Research and Teaching Activities Involving Use of Vertebrate Animals Policy

Tours of the Division of Laboartory Animal Resources (DLAR) Policy

Animals on Campus Policy  

Image or sound Recordings of Laboratory Animals Policy