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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

(at least 7 members, for two-year terms)

This Committee is responsible for overseeing the institution's animal program, facilities and procedures.  Members should have the professional competence and knowledge necessary to review and evaluate research proposals to determine compliance with federal standards and Drake University guidelines, and to evaluate proposed research in terms of institutional commitments and regulations, applicable law, and standards of professional competence and practice.


The Committee shall consist of at least seven members, and shall meet the following specifications: 1 veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine), 1 member unaffiliated with the institution, one designee from the Office of the Provost who shall serve ex-officio, and at least four faculty members, at least three of whom shall be tenured; the faculty members will include at least one who has primary expertise in a nonscientific area and at least three experienced in animal research.   The person unaffiliated with the institution will also not be a member of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated and is expected to represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals and should not be a laboratory animal user.


All members of the Committee are appointed by the President.  The Office of the Provost will make recommendations to the President for the positions held by the veterinarian, the member unaffiliated with the institution, and the designee from the Office of the Provost.  The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will make recommendations to the President for the positions held by members of the faculty.


The chair of the Committee, who will serve a two-year term, will be selected from the tenured faculty by the President upon recommendation of the Provost. A vice-chair will be chosen each year by the committee to serve as chair when necessary, including situations in which the chair must step down due to conflict of interest.


All members serve two-year staggered terms.  Reappointment is permitted and unlimited.  The Drake Animal Vivarian (caretaker) will also serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the committee. (revised April 2009)
1. Craige Wrenn (PH, 10)
2. Muir Eaton (AS, 10)
3. Bill Klipec (AS, 11)
4. Tom Rosburg (AS, 10)
5. Beth Younger (AS, 11)                                                       
6. Community MemberKevin Cmelik
7. D.V.M. Brian Martz
8. Provost designee: ex-officio voting: Rachel Boon