The ACUC: Biosciences oversees the ethical use of animals related to biological sciences and psychology, this includes basic biomedical studies, wildlife and field studies, and aquatics.
The review committee consists of a veterinarian, animal technician(s), scientists who are knowledgeable in animal care and use with a variety of species, graduate students and community members. Ad hoc reviewers are called on periodically to provide additional expertise as required (e.g. statisticians, ethicists, Environmental Health and Safety/ Biosafety Officers, etc.). Please contact the Commitee Coordinator if you wish to volunteer to serve on a review committee.
Animal Service Unit
Science Animal Support Services (SASS) provides veterinarian oversight and animal support services for the protocols reviewed by the Biosciences ACUC.
Note: Most wildlife and field research requires the acquisition of permits. Further detail is provided in the Wildlife and Field Research section of our site.
PLEASE NOTE: "Submission Deadline" dates below reflect the date that the application must be received by the ACUC. Please allow time for your study to move through any required Animal Service Unit approvals, which could take several business days. As such, applications should be submitted in advance of the Submission Deadline date to ensure they are received by the ACUC by the Submission Deadline.
All meetings take place in the Research Ethics Office Boardroom (308 Campus Tower).