Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
San Jose State University (SJSU) recognizes Senate Policy F06-4 as its reference for the humane care and use of animals and for addressing ethical concerns in discussions, evaluations, and policy matters regarding the care and use of animals by all individuals at SJSU and its affiliates.
SJSU acknowledges the public debate about the legitimacy, importance, and relevance of the ethics of animal care and use. We recognize that within this debate there are a number of legitimate and responsible perspectives, concerns, and unresolved issues that are expressed in various ways. We, therefore, commit ourselves to be a respectful and responsible party within this on-going public debate.
SJSU recognizes the relevance, value, and significance of the ideals of the humane treatment of animals as part of conducting sound scientific research and quality teaching. Therefore, we commit ourselves actively to: seek satisfactory means that do not entail the use of animals; employ ways that minimize the number of animals used; and earnestly minimize physical and psychological discomfort to the animals associated with our activities.
Animal Care and Use Protocols:
Protocol Submission Forms
Forms for live vertebrate animals, non-living animal tissues, observational studies, invertebrate species, and fertile vertebrate eggs.