The UCSD Institutional Animal Care and Use Program ensures the appropriate care, use, and humane treatment of animals used for research, testing, and education. It is made up of 3 components:
- The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all animal use protocols and oversees the campuswide program.
- The IACUC Office is responsible for regulatory, compliance, and IACUC support.
- The Animal Care Program is responsible for the care and use of animals at UCSD, including housing and veterinary care.