reviews at least once every six months the institution's program for humane care and use of animals, using "the Guide", as a basis for evaluation.
inspects, at least once every 6 months, all of the animal facilities, including animal study areas/satellite facilities, using USDA Regulations/Guide.
prepares reports of IACUC evaluations and submits reports to the Institutional Official.
reviews and investigates legitimate concerns involving the care and use of animals at the research facility resulting from public complaints and from reports of non-compliance received from facility personnel or employees.
makes recommendations to the Institutional Official regarding any aspect of the research facility's animal program, facilities or personnel training.
will review, approve and require modifications (to secure approval); or withhold approval of those components of proposed activities related to the care and use of animals.
will review, approve and require modifications (to secure approval); or withhold approval of proposed significant changes regarding the care and use of animals in ongoing activities.
suspend an activity involving animals when necessary; take corrective action and report to funding agency and USDA.