From: USDA Animal Welfare Act Regulations, 9 CFR Part 2 (Regulations), Subpart C (Research Facilities), Section 2.31 (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, IACUC), ), (3)(i) and (ii):
“(3) Of the members of the Committee:
(i) At least one shall be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine, who has direct or delegated program responsibility for activities involving animals at the research facility;
(ii) At least one shall not be affiliated in any way with the facility other than as a member of the Committee, and shall not be a member of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the facility. The Secretary intends that such person will provide representation for general community interests in the proper care and treatment of animals;“
From: Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 1996; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, page 9:
“Committee membership should include the following:
-A doctor of veterinary medicine, who is certified (see American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, ACLAM, Appendix B) or has training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine or in the use of the species in question.
-At least one practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals.
–At least one public member to represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals. Public members should not be laboratory animal users, be affiliated with the institution, or be members of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution.”