IACUC stands for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. It is the board that governs our use of animals here at Brandeis. All work with vertebrate animals needs to be approved by IACUC before we can do it, and all personnel performing the work need to be listed on the protocol.


The IBC is the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Some tools we use, such as replication-incompetent viruses, are subject to the regulation of the IBC, and personnel and techniques must be approved by that committee before we can work with those tools.