University Resources, Operations and Policies

Animal Care and Use 

Policy Statement                                                                      

Adelphi University regards the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing to be an integral component of continued progress in science, education, and agriculture. The university expects all of its animal facilities and programs to maintain the highest standards of animal care and use, and to be operated in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.

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Refer to  the Institutional Animal Care and Rights Committee

Reason for Policy                                                                    

The university is committed to the highest ethical standards of animal care and use. This policy outlines the principles that govern the humane conduct of activities involving live vertebrate animals, procedures that ensure compliance with external regulations and the responsible use of Adelphi resources, and establishes roles and responsibilities of those individuals who are involved in the care and use of animals in research, testing and teaching.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

Faculty, Staff and Students


Policy Owner

Christopher Storm

Secondary Contacts

Matthias Foellmer

Andrea Ward 

Mary Cortina

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: 2014
  • Last Revised Date: September 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

Who Approved This Policy                                                  

Office of the Provost

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