Animals play a major role in the discovery of cures and therapies affecting people and animals alike. In order to keep animal welfare the primary focus during the research process institutions must have an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). IACUC approval is required before any vertebrate animal activities begin.
The IACUC is a federally mandated committee that is responsible for oversight and evaluation of the entire Florida Tech animal care and use program and its components. Its functions include: