The important area of animal research involves two separate but equally important research support units at the University of North Texas Health Science: Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM)
The Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is responsible for the welfare, housing, care and maintenance of animals used in biomedical and behavioral research. A team of professional veterinarians, animal caretakers, and facilities support staff provide excellent research support services for animal studies. DLAM also maintains research animal housing facilities across campus. DLAM works with committees such as IACUC and Biosafety to assure regulatory compliance. . . but is not itself the regulatory unit at this campus. See IACUC for those research regulation responsibilities. DLAM is the place where animals live and where research gets done.
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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
For IACUC information and guidance click here: