PURPOSE: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving research and teaching protocols using non-human animals and to inspect facilities used to maintain them to ensure ethical treatment of animals by faculty and student researchers.
COMPOSITION: Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts, one (1) university veterinary technician, attending veterinarian serving on the faculty in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources or designee (alternate CITI-trained university veterinarian permitted, if the attending veterinarian is absent or must recuse him/herself as PI on a protocol) ,and five (5) additional faculty members, one of whom shall come from a non-animal use background, representing at least three departments chosen by the Administrative Committee on Committees to serve six-year overlapping terms. In addition, one (1) public member independent of the university will represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals and will be appointed to a one-year term as follows: the members of the committee shall compile a list of nominees acceptable to the full committee and submit it to the Director of Research, Grants and Contracts who, in consultation with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will select the community representative from the presented list. The chair of the Committee will be elected by the outgoing Committee.
REPORTING CHANNEL: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Dr. Joan West, Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts
*Ms. Erica Carroll, Veterinary Technician
Dr. Jason Roberts, UTM Veterinarian (2015)
Dr. Donna Byers, Faculty Representative (2019)
Ms. Denise Connell, Faculty Representative, Chair (2016)
Dr. Jessica Hill, Faculty Representative (2020)
Dr. Brad Ray, Faculty Representative (2017)
Ms. Cindy West, Faculty Representative (non-animal use background) (2018)
Ms. Marlow Peters, Community Representative (2015)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)
Upcoming meeting dates:
All meetings will be held at 4:00 in the first floor conference room of the Administration Building.
Institutional Review Board Application
Submit this application for approval of projects involving human research subjects.
1st Floor Conference Room Form
Submit this form to reserve the 1st floor conference room.