PHS Language For Non-Scientific Member

From: Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care And Use of Laboratory Animals, IV. Implementation by Institutions, paragraph A.3.b.(1)-(4):

“b. The Assurance must include the names, position titles, and credentials of the IACUC chairperson and the members. The committee shall consist of not less than five members, and shall include at least:

(1) one Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine, who has direct or delegated program authority and responsibility for activities involving animals at the institution (see IV.A.1.c.);

(2) one practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals;

(3) one member whose primary concerns are in a nonscientific area (for example, ethicist, lawyer, member of the clergy); and

(4) one individual who is not affiliated with the institution in any way other than as a member of the IACUC, and is not a member of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution.”

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