Animal Research Resources

The University has established a number of useful resources to support animal research. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) also covering the Longwood and University Area campuses review certain projects involving animal subjects research. In support of their charges to protect the safety and welfare of animals, each office has systematized management of the reviews, and created guidance and information pertaining to the processes and procedures in their purview. These two offices each use a different system.

Eligibility information is outlined below based on providers with offerings that are available to the entire Harvard community or a specific unit/appointment. 

University-wide

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): The committee serves the research community as a means to achieve quality animal research in support of the Institution’s commitment to improved human health and works to ensure that animal research is held to the highest ethical standards and carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Audience

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff

Service Provider

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https:/iacuc.fas.harvard.edu/ 

Contact Information 

Ellyn Lane: lane@fas.harvard.edu

Unit/Appointment-specific

Harvard Medical School

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): The committee serves the research community as a means to achieve quality animal research in support of the Institution’s commitment to improved human health and works to ensure that animal research is held to the highest ethical standards and carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Audience

Harvard Medical School Faculty and Staff

Service Provider

Harvard Medical School 

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https:/esupport.hms.harvard.edu/COMSIACUC 

Contact Information

Jason DeConti: jason_deconti@hms.harvard.edu