The IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) oversees the UC Davis Animal Care and Use program. The IACUC’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: reviewing the university’s program for the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching and the status of the institution’s animal facilities. The IACUC reviews approves, requires modifications, or withholds approval of Animal Care and Use Protocols. The Vice Chancellor for Research has been delegated the responsibilities and authority of the Institutional Official of the Animal Care program. The department of Safety Services provides the staff support to the IACUC.