**Notice - 4 May 2022
IACUC Self-Report Form
1. The Self-Report form can now be found on the IACUC website https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/iacuc/forms.html
2. A Self-Report form is used to inform the IACUC whenever there is any adverse event, and/or unanticipated problems including the unexpected death of animals, possible non-compliance or any other issues relating to welfare during the care and use of animals.
3. Any questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Notice - 12 April 2022
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on IACUC website
**Notice - 21 March 2022
1. IACUC office has put up a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the IACUC website https://nus.edu.sg/research/iacuc/faqs. It is our hope the FAQs will facilitate the IACUC application process
2. We would like to thank PIs who have taken the trouble to provide us with feedback.
Updates to CM Social Distancing Measures
1. Effective 21 March 2022, CM will be relaxing additional social distancing meaures.
2.While inside the vivarium, CM will no longer require personnel to maintain more than 1 metre distance between them, provided users are wearing their masks correctly.
3. CM will no longer restrict the number of personnel inside vivarium rooms.
4. Please refer to CM Director's note sent on 18 March 2022 for more information.
Welcome to IACUC
The NUS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) was set up on 12 November 2004 to oversee the care and use of animals for scientific purposes in NUS. Members of the IACUC are appointed through the Institutional Official and include veterinarians, scientists, non-scientists and members of the community who are not affiliated to NUS. Since 2010, NUS has been an AAALAC-accredited institution demonstrating our commitment to responsible animal research and good science.
The mission of the IACUC is to achieve the best practice by international standards of animal ethics in all animal care and use programmes in NUS. Towards this goal, the IACUC:
- Evaluates animal use for scientific purposes. This includes research, teaching, field trials, environmental and behavioural studies, diagnosis, product testing and the production of biological materials, through the review of animal use protocols;
- Ensures that the use of animals is carried out in accordance with the approved animal use protocol through regular post-approval monitoring visits of animal use facilities.
- Ensures that the housing and care of animals are provided in accordance with the National Advisory Committee for laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR) Guidelines (Guidelines on the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes) in premises licensed by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), the regulatory body of the Singapore Animals and Birds Act;
- Ensures that the personnel involved in care and use of animals are suitably qualified and trained, through the training programme administered by Comparative Medicine (CM);
- Liaises with the Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) on occupational safety and health programme in animal care and use protocols;
- Liaises with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on the ethical use of human tissues in animal use protocols; and
- Conducts annual inspection of animal housing and use facilities and semi-annual review of animal care and use programmes