University policy and federal law requires review and approval of proposed activities related to the human care and use of animals by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
IACUC approval must be obtained before initiating any research, testing, or instructional projects involving the use of live vertebrate animals.
Before a person can touch, work with, or have access to animal facilities, he/she must first be listed on an approved animal protocol or amended onto an approved animal protocol.
IACUC review and approval is required for:
IACUC review and approval is not required for:
Any individual who has concerns related to the welfare of animals at Northern Kentucky University is encouraged to contact the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts (859-572-5136) or Anita Southwick, Manager of Research Compliance (859-572-5168). Raising such concerns is a service to the University and does not in itself jeopardize employment. Northern Kentucky University and Animal Welfare Regulations prohibit retaliation of any kind against a person who, acting in good faith, reports a concern or a suspected violation of animal care and use regulations or standards.
Click here to review NKU's procedures for reporting an animal welfare concern.