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Ethical Compliance

Graduate Students

Animal Care

The policies related to the care and use of animals in teaching and research for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are governed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

New! Policy on instructional and research animal welfare can be found on the animal care research policies page.

New! NIH website for researchers and institutions:

The Graduate School contact for IACUC is Linda Skelton at

The faculty chair of the IACUC is Kevin Krajniak.

Copies of SIUE's policies governing the care and use of animals, along with approved copies of SIUEs Animal Care Protocol and Continuing Review Report form can be downloaded in PDF format using the links below. The Animal Care Protocol and Continuing Review Report form can be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Printed forms should be forwarded to Linda Skelton in the Graduate School, Box 1046.

Visit the ORP Research Forms Page to download the following documents:

Animal Care and Use Concerns

To help ensure that laboratory animals receive humane care and use of treatment in accordance with the highest ethical standards, laws, regulations and policies governing animal research, the SIUE IACUC will review and, if warranted, address any animal-related concerns raised by the public or SIUE employee. The IACUC will review each concern in a timely and systematic manner and, when necessary, take prompt, appropriate corrective actions.

Animal Care and Use Concerns should be reported to the IACUC in a timely manner by contacting one or all of the following:

IACUC Chair: Kevin Krajniak, or 618-650-3467 
IACUC Administrator: Linda Skelton, or 618-650-2958 
Institutional Official: Jerry Weinberg, or 618-650-3010 

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