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IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections

Authority to Perform Facility Inspections

The Liberty University IACUC has the authority to approve and inspect animal housing facilities prior to use for research or instructional purposes, as well as conduct semi-annual program reviews and regular inspection as mandated by applicable federal law. While the IACUC reserves the right to inspect the facilities as appropriate, the committee must do so when a complaint or statement of concern regarding a facility is received.

Facilities Requiring Inspection

Site visits cover all animal housing on main campus, various regional campuses, off site locations, satellite facilities, and cooperative units. Irregular study sites may be visited only if a protocol is (or will be) approved, and animals are housed in the location. In facilities with an Animal Care and Use Committee, a report informing the Liberty University IACUC of the status of the project can be considered.

Inspection Checklist & Report

The IACUC has provided the following checklist and reporting form for facilities to use in preparing for semi-annual inspections. The IACUC will issue each facility manager a copy of their final inspection checklist and report following the inspection. Any deficiencies will be reviewed, and a plan to correct the deficiencies will be established.