The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) awards attention to the care and use of animals for research purposes, and is responsible for ensuring that all animal experiments comply with the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR) guidelines. Before scientists can embark on an animal research project, they must first obtain IACUC's approval.
iSHaRe (Integrated System in Healthcare for Research) account @ http://ishare.singhealth.com.sg/ is a SingHealth Cluster ethics platform for investigators, administrators and institutions to track, monitor and manage their research portfolios efficiently.
All IACUC applications, reports and amendment requests must be submitted online via iSHaRe.
To reduce potential delay in one's application, it is advised that the completed new application be submitted through iSHaRe for a Vet Checklist by the 1st day of the month. The final submission to IACUC (including Vet's Checklist) must be submitted by the 7th day of the month (except December), otherwise it will be reviewed in the next cycle of review.
For approved applications with significant amendments, the request has to be submitted by the 14th day of the month, otherwise it will be reviewed in the next cycle of review.
For reporting of any concerns regarding inappropriate treatment and use of research animals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6576 7015.
For more information on SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre (SEMC), please click here. You are entitled to report concerns that you may have about the welfare of animals at SingHealth Animal Facilities. This communication may be verbal or written and will be kept confidential at your request. Requests for anonymity will be honored to the extent possible. All concerns will be reviewed under the direction of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Persons communicating animal welfare concerns will be protected from reprisal.Click here for the list of contact details to report concerns about the welfare of animals at SingHealth Animal Facilities.