Institutional Animal Care And Use Committee (IACUC)

All Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students who use live vertebrate animals in teaching, study, or research must have the written approval of the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to their acquiring these animals.  This applies also to other individuals who plan to house these animals anywhere on the campuses of the University. Strict regulations regarding the care and use of animals is mandated by the federal government; it is the duty of the IACUC to see that all projects which involve the care and use of animals are in compliance with these regulations.

Note that animals may not be brought on any of the University campuses before IACUC approval has been obtained. That is, animals may not be brought on campus to be held while awaiting the approval of the protocol procedures.

Please fill out the Protocol Forms and return them to the IACUC chairman. Those preparing the Protocol are urged to contact the chairman as often as necessary in order to ensure that the forms are completed properly.

The IACUC Chairman's contact information is as follows:

Rachelle M. Belanger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 313-993-1571
Fax: 313-993-1139

315 Ford Life Sciences
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221