Animal Use & Care
This page has general information on the care and use of animals at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and subsequently in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Todd Thiele is the Chair of the Animal Care Committee for the Department of Psychology and can be reached at 919-966-1519.
Frequently Asked Questions answers some of the basic and most often-asked questions about animal research at the University of North Carolina.
UNC's Policy Statement on Animal Care and Use. The University's policies regarding the use of animals in research and teaching, as outlined by US Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at UNC. The University of North Carolina must remain in compliance with the policies and regulations governing the use of live vertebrate animals in research and educational programs. The UNC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is the agent responsible for insuring this compliance.
The Value of Animal Research is a link to the Foundation of Biomedical Research. It contains general information on animal research, references, and FAQs about the use of animals in research.
The US Public Health Service is a link on policies on the use of animals in research. This document details the federal guidelines for the care and use of animals which all public research institutions, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, must follow.
The Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, published by NIH, details how animals are to be housed, and outlines policies, veterinary care, and physical plant requirements.