NIACUC

UG-IACUC

University of Ghana Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (UG-IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NIACUC) was established in 2012. It was reconstituted in 2018 as the University of Ghana Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (UG-IACUC) with authorisation from the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) Management Board, in accordance with the University of Ghana policy. Its jurisdiction includes all research involving live vertebrate animals performed at or in conjunction with the University of Ghana (UG) and its employees.

UG-IACUC operates as a competent body with oversight responsibility for the proper care and humane use of animals within UG research, testing and teaching programmes. In this regard, all research projects and educational or extension activities using animals under the jurisdiction or control of UG are reviewed and approved by the UG-IACUC.

UG-IACUC is guided by a comprehensive Animal Care and Use Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) together with a well formulated policy document that enables it to comply with international animal care and use guidelines and regulations, while maintaining flexibility to best meet the unique biomedical needs of the University.

The composition of the UG-IACUC as constituted by the Institutional Official (PRO-VC ORID) is as follows:

  • Veterinary Virologist
  • Pharmacologist/Toxicologist
  • Clinical Pathologist
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist
  • Immunologist
  • Veterinarian /Microbiologist
  • Laboratory Animal Scientist/Geneticist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Attending Veterinarian
  • Non-Scientist/Legal Practitioner
  • Non-Affiliated member/Reverend minister

The UG-IACUC SOP clearly outlines terms of reference, membership, meeting procedures and criteria for protocol reviews among other things. The Officers of UG-IACUC comprise the Chair, Vice Chair and the Administrator. This Committee has a permanent Secretariat at the Department of Animal Experimentation Building, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). 



The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

© 2017 NMIMR

Other Links

Get In Touch