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About Animal Care and Use at Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale provides high-quality care and promotes the health and well-being of animals used in research and teaching while ensuring the training and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. The animal care program at SIUC includes the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Lap Animal Program (LAP). The Vice Chancellor of Research serves as the designated Institutional Official (IO).  

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Laboratory Animal Program

SIU's Mission:

SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.

LAP Quick Links 

For additional information regarding the Laboratory Animal Program and Vivarium, please contact the LAP office at

Request Vivarium Access

Report an Animal Welfare Concern

Anonymous animal welfare concerns can be reported online. For more information, please see the Noncompliance Policy.

Report a Concern