The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) awards attention to the care and use of animals for research purposes, and is responsible for ensuring that all animal experiments comply with the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR) guidelines. Before scientists embark on an animal research projects, they must first obtain IACUC approval.

For reporting of any concerns regarding inappropriate treatment and use of animals, please email or call 6576 7015.



IACUC has migrated to the Integrated System in Healthcare for Research (iSHaRe) with effect from 18 December 2015. IACUC no longer accepts any paper submission of new applications, reports and amendment requests. Investigators and Delegates must submit their applications, reports and amendment requests online (via iSHaRe @ with immediate effect.  

Guidelines / Policies / SOP
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
Policies for Special Procedures
Policy for Social Housing
SOP for Animal Reuse
SOP for Animal Adoption

Updated 1 September 2015
Useful info
Formulary for laboratory animals
University of Alabama’s formulary for laboratory animals
Emory University’s guidelines for analgesic drugs in
rodents & rabbits
Emory University’s guidelines on the management of
rodent & rabbit anaesthetics
University of California, SF, guidelines on anaesthetic &
analgesic dosages
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

SEMC Phototaking Policy 

Updated 15 December 2014