Main Content

You are here

Illinois Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Illinois Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The USDA Animal Welfare Act and the NIH Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Animals require that institutions conducting research with animals establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IACUC provides oversight and helps ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies governing the care and use of research and teaching animals.

IACUC Responsibilities

  • Review the research facility's program at least once every six months to ensure humane animal care and use;
  • Inspect all of the research facility's animal facilities, including animal study areas, at least once every six months;
  • Prepare reports of these inspections and submit them to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) or the chancellor;
  • Review concerns or complaints involving animal care and use at the university;
  • Make recommendations to the VCR related to any aspect of the animal program;
  • Review and assess proposed activities or changes related to the care and use of animals;
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of activities at least once a year;
  • Suspend activities involving animals that are not in accordance with guidelines and requirements approved by the IACUC;
  • For suspended activities, work with the OVCR to review the reasons for suspension, take appropriate corrective action, and report that action with a full explanation to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and any federal agency that funds the activity.

IACUC Membership

Members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the University of Illinois are appointed by the chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR). The committee comprises nineteen voting members and two ex-officio non-voting members that include:

  • Two DVMs with training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine;
  • Two non-affiliated members;
  • Ten practicing scientists experienced in research involving animals; and
  • Seven members whose primary interests are in a nonscientific area.

IACUC Members

Edward Roy, Chair
Jan Novakofski, Vice-Chair
Sarah O. Allison
Michel Bellini
Jennifer M. Criley
Timothy M. Fan
Berit Fischer
James Fraley (non-affiliated member)
Lyndon J. Goodly
Joshua Gulley
Jeffrey Hoover
Vickie L. Jarrell
Nohra Mateus-Pinilla
Monica A. Miller
Mark A. Mitchell
Janeen Salak-Johnson
Philip F. Solter
Clifford F. Shipley
Kelly S. Swanson
Michael Vitoux (non-affiliated member)

Contact Information

Protocols and amendment requests should be sent to

Main Office:

Observatory Building
Room 114, MC-193
901 S. Matthews
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7789 (phone)
(217) 244-7963 (fax)

Dr. Ed Roy
Room 116 Observatory
(217) 333-7789

Dr. Judy Van Cleeff
IACUC Specialist (Ag Animals and Wildlife)
Room 121 Observatory
(217) 265-6482

Katherine Branson
IACUC Specialist (Lab Animals)
Room 119 Observatory
(217) 265-6475

Ben Hayek
IACUC Office Support Specialist
Room 114 Observatory
(217) 333-7789 or (217) 300-1960

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities require an animal use protocol?
     View the Review of Animal Use policy.
What training do I need to use animals? 
     See the Animal Care and Use section the Training tab.
How do I make a proposal for activities involving animals?
     Visit the Animal Use Protocol section for guidance.
How does the review process work and how long will it take?
     Reviewing and approving a new protocol is a complicated process that typically takes two to six weeks.

Animal Use Protocol Process

View Animal Care & Use Policies


USDA Registration: #33-R-0029
PHS Assurance: A3118-01
AAALAC: #00766;
Accredited Campus-wide since 2001




Principal Investigators

I'm looking for...

Limited Submission Information

Human Subject Usage

Sponsored Research