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Overview of Animal Use

Oversight: 
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 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: 

Policy on Vertebrate Animals - P204

Policy on Tours of Animal Facilities - P205

Image or sound Recordings of Laboratory Animals Policy - P213