The IACUC is currently composed of 15 voting members: 9 members of the faculty, 2 individuals not affiliated with the institution, and 3 veterinarians (and 2 alternate veterinarians). Two ex officio (non-voting) members represent the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The Assistant Vice President for Research Services holds a permanent appointment; all other members are appointed for three-year terms.
The IACUC meets approximately twelve times each year. The agenda is prepared by the Office of Research Services according to directives provided by the IACUC Chair and the Assistant Vice President for Research Services/Director CMRU. Minutes are recorded and subsequently presented for approval at a convened meeting of the IACUC. Approval of the minutes is by a majority of the quorum present. Special meetings may be called by the Institutional Official or the IACUC Chairperson. The IACUC may also develop ad hoc committees as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities.
The Dean of the School of Medicine is designated as the Institutional Official (IO) responsible for the Program. The Assistant Vice President for Research Services also serves as the Director of the Comparative Medicine Research Unit (CMRU) and is responsible for Program management.
Research involving animal subjects frequently requires collaboration with several other entities within the University of Louisville, including: