The Radford University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all research and teaching activities that involve vertebrate animal subjects and is responsible for ensuring that the procurement, housing, care, and use of animals conforms to federal regulations. This responsibility applies to all research and teaching, regardless of location and funding source.  Radford University is committed to ensuring that vertebrate animals involved in research and teaching receive humane care and treatment. 

IACUC approval is required in advance for all activities conducted by faculty, staff, or students. The Radford University IACUC meets as often as necessary in order to review protocols or discuss business. Most protocols are assessed in a streamlined process that includes Research Compliance Office review and an attending veterinarian consultation. 

IACUC PROTOCOLS are still being submitted via paper format.

Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for protocol review, depending on the complexity of the project and the extent of revisions required.

Where to Direct Feedback, Questions, Concerns, or Complaints:

Questions concerning the approval process, animal protection regulations, etc. may be directed to the IACUC Office at irb-iacuc@radford.edu or 540-831-5290.  Alternatively, you may contact the Institutional Official, Dean Ben Caldwell, at bcaldwell13@radford.edu or 540-831-5724.  All communication will be handled confidentially, if requested.

We invite IACUC comments and feedback to help improve our operations.

Confidential reporting is also available to register concerns or to file a complaint

It is very difficult to provide any results, findings, or feedback, or to request additional information regarding anonymous comments or concerns without at least minimal contact information. The Comment Form and Complaint Form do not require contact information to be provided but the IACUC Committee and IACUC Office greatly appreciates at least minimal contact information being provided so that the most thorough investigation of the concerns may be conducted. 

Federal Registrations and Assurances:

USDA Registered Research Facility #: 52-R-031