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Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
All Armstrong Atlantic State University activities involving the care or use of vertebrate animals are subject to compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act, whether or not such care or use is supported by external funding. The primary purpose of the Act is to ensure that animals used in research, for exhibition, or as pets, receive humane care and treatment. The law’s regulations cover the transport, purchase, sale, housing, care, handling, treatment, and disposal of such animals.
Armstrong’s Animal Care and Use Committee must review protocols that involve the use of animals for research on campus. The committee decides whether a protocol is: approved, requires revisions, or is rejected.