Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

The primary function of the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is to oversee the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP), which includes ensuring the humane care and use of animals that are the subjects of the teaching, training, and research programs at Thomas Jefferson University.  The mission of the IACUC and the IACUC Office is to assist investigators and staff with the planning and conduct of teaching, training, and research that uses animals and certain animal byproducts in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and while promoting the highest quality science.

This is accomplished through reviewing and inspecting all aspects of the University's ACUP. This includes all animal facilities and use locations, animal use protocols, animal care records, investigating complaints about improper animal use, and making recommendations to the Institutional Official (IO).

Within this site is the information that should assist you in performing your animal work at Thomas Jefferson University.

The Love Letter Series, by Transnetyx: The mission of the Love Letter Series is to connect the incredible, inspiring, and impactful stories of patients' lives and legacies with the people that stand in the gap for research and care for animals. We encourage all of those involved in our Animal Care and Use Program to watch this wonderful video:

Institutional Data: For the latest institutional dates and numbers, please visit the website of the Office of Research Administration and select "Institutional Data" in the upper-right corner.

Contact Us: If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us at


December Cycle

Pre-Review Deadline:
Submission Deadline:
12/07/2018 @ Noon
Meeting Date:
** in JAH M-21 **

January Cycle

Pre-Review Deadline:
Submission Deadline:
01/04/2019 @ Noon
Meeting Date:

February Cycle

Pre-Review Deadline:
Submission Deadline:
02/01/2019 @ Noon
Meeting Date:

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