Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Review Board Protocols
IACUC-Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee policies and protocol approval procedures and forms can be found at:http://www.umresearch.umd.edu/IACUC/
The College Park Campus recognizes the fact that quality animal care is essential for good science. The Campus recognizes its mandate not only to improve human and animal life through animal research but also to ensure that all animal care and use is humane and appropriate. The Campus community recognizes the fact that quality animal care is essential for good science. The use of animals in research and teaching is viewed not as a right but a privilege. Individuals wishing to use animals must comply with Campus animal care and use regulations and guidelines. Failure to comply can result in the revocation of this privilege.
IRB -Institutional Review Board policies and protocol approval procedures and forms can be found at:
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee designated by an institution to review, to approve the initiation of, and to conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects.