IACUC and IRB
Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee, IACUC
Bates IACUC members are: Ryan Bavis (Chair), Donald Dearborn, David Cummiskey, Mary Hughes, an attending veterinarian, and a community member.
Federal law mandates that all animal research with vertebrates be carefully reviewed by a panel of expert and non-expert IACUC members. Using guidelines provided by the National Research Council, the IACUC aims to insure that animals are treated ethically and humanely.
Institutional Review Board, IRB
Experiments with human subjects requires approval from the Institutional Review Board, IRB. For more information, go to the IRB homepage.