Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Concordia University Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to insure that all animals used or produced for research, teaching, or exhibition by the Concordia community receive the highest standard of humane care.

Philosophy

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) recognizes the need for the use of animals by members of the CUW community. As an institution of higher learning established by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is especially cognizant of its moral obligation to insure that each animal used in or produced for research, teaching, or exhibition is treated humanely with the care and respect all creatures of God’s creation deserve. Consequently, CUW has established and empowered an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to review any use of animals, externally funded or not, conducted by its students, faculty, and staff.  CUW, through its IACUC, meets its secular and, more importantly, its sacred responsibility for insuring that all uses of animals by the CUW community are regulated in accordance with the highest principles of humane care.

(Last revision March 15, 2011)