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Animal Care Committees MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Animal Care Committees
Tree Number(s)
I01.880.604.100.049
Unique ID
D035661
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D035661
Scope Note
Institutional committees established to protect the welfare of animals used in research and education. The 1971 NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals introduced the policy that institutions using warm-blooded animals in projects supported by NIH grants either be accredited by a recognized professional laboratory animal accrediting body or establish its own committee to evaluate animal care; the Public Health Service adopted a policy in 1979 requiring such committees; and the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act mandate review and approval of federally funded research with animals by a formally designated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Entry Term(s)
Animal Care and Use Committee
Animal Care and Use Committees
Animal Ethics Committees
IACUC
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees
Previous Indexing
Animal Welfare (1986-2002)
See Also
Ethics Committees
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/02
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Animal Care Committees Preferred
Animal Ethics Committees Related
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees Narrower
Animal Care and Use Committees Narrower
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