Office of Sponsored Programs

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

IACUC Mission Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the institutions animal care and use program and is responsible for reviewing all applications involving the use of animals for teaching and research purposes.  The IACUC ensures that animal research is conducted in compliance with applicable federal regulations and institutional policies.

IACUC Membership

The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the Institutional Official and appoints members to the Institutional Animal and Care Use Committee.  The IACUC is composed of UVI faculty, staff, a veterinarian, and a community member.

Names of Current IACUC Members

  • Dr. Richard Nemeth
  • Dr. Donald Bailey
  • Dr. Henry Awika
  • Ms. Una Dyer
  • Dr. Heidi Stout, Veterinarian
  • Ms. Erica Palmer
  • Mr. Efrain Frank Bermudez, Community Member

Application Submission

Applications are submitted for IACUC review through  The IACUC convenes meetings on an as needed basis to review applications.

Training on Animal Subjects Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI) to provide the required training to researchers and IACUC members on the use of animals in research. To submit an application to the IACUC, student, staff and faculty investigators must have completed the IACUC basic course and the relevant species-specific course.

CITI Program - Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative 

How to register for the CITI Program?

How to select a course in CITI?

CITI Program Selection Matrix