The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) has begun working to standardize their semiannual inspection schedule. In the past, the IACUC has conducted semiannual inspections on a rolling basis, meaning that different buildings were inspected each month. Moving forward, the IACUC will conduct semiannual inspections only in the Spring and Fall (i.e., March and September).
In order to effectively transition all facilities requiring semiannual inspections, the IACUC will be reinspecting any facilities on the old schedule over the next two months. As a result, facilities that were inspected as recently as December or January may receive an additional inspection notice for March.
The IACUC must inspect any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted on animals every six months to comply with federal regulations and guidelines.
We apologize for any inconvenience this transition may cause, and are confident that the new standardized schedule will help simplify these processes moving forward.