Updated: August 31, 2021 3:00 p.m.
Villanova University and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) are heeding the guidance of local, state, and national leadership to reduce the spread of the virus.
This document is to provide the University’s research community with information regarding the review and conduct of research involving animals. As was communicated on August 12th in the briefing from the Office of the President, Villanova is planning a full, in-person 2021 academic year. Campus will remain open for the remainder of the semester and adjustments may need to be made to research and other activities. With the assistance of the Office of Research Protections (ORP), the IACUC will continue to be operational during this time.
These changes will be in place until further notice. The IACUC will adjust this guidance and post changes on the website (https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/provost/research-administration/research-protections/iacuc.html). For up-to-date University information, please see Villanova’s COVID-19 website. For guidance on best health safety practices, consult the resources available at the federal, state and local levels such as the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) or the PA Department of Health (https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx).