Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II

Biology Department, College of Science, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

College of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences, De La Salle Araneta University, Malabon, Philippines


Use of laboratory animals in research entails that the principal investigator applies for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval. This approval should be available before the research is started or pushed thru. This paper seeks to discuss the rules and regulations governing the IACUC and why it should be established in different institution. Furthermore, the paper will discuss the process of applying for approval. With the new processes of having the approval of the Bureau of Animal Industry as well, practitioners should be well aware of the rule and regulations of research in the Philippines.

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