Sinai Hospital's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that oversees all aspects of the animal facility and its associated experimental protocols. The IACUC insures the appropriate care and humane treatment of all animals maintained for the purpose of research or training. The IACUC serves as a resource for the physicians, residents, fellows, and administrators, and provides guidance in fulfilling the obligation to plan and conduct all animal protocols with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. Sinai Hospital's IACUC policies and procedures for animal care and use incorporate federal, state, and local laws and guidelines governing animal welfare. It is the IACUC's responsibility to monitor and ensure complete compliance within the institution.