Animal Care

Northeastern University’s commitment to excellence in academics and research has led to the formation to The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and the Northeastern University-Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NU-IACUC).

The NU-IACUC support and oversee the DLAM by the development and initiation of a variety of programs and activities aimed at maximizing the quality of animal care at Northeastern by meeting or exceeding the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals", (the "Gold Standard") and the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act. The program for housing, care and oversight of animal use is also fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Intl.).

Animal housing facilities were designed and constructed in compliance with federal guidelines to provide physical and environmental conditions appropriate for scientific research. Environmental conditions are monitored and maintained on a twenty-four hour basis.

All persons working with research animals are required to be enrolled in the Northeastern University Medical Surveillance Program for Person’s Working with Research Animals. This program is designed to inform participants on the possible risks and hazards of working with research animals as well as incorporating medical oversight of personnel.