Regulatory Compliance

Studies that involve people's pets are thoroughly reviewed by two different committees - the Clinical Trial Review Board (CTRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - to protect the wellbeing of the pets and their owners.  These committees consist of veterinarians in a variety of disciplines and specialists trained in reviewing protocols using animals.  The protocol cannot be approved until the investigator appropriately answers the questions from both committees.