The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) and vivariums are administratively part of the Research Administration Office. Any research or instructional use of laboratory animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC. In partnership with the IACUC, LARC monitors use of research animals to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local laws and guidelines as well as Institutional Policy. LARC provides assistance, advice, and education to faculty, research staff, and students in order to facilitate research goals while maintaining regulatory compliance. LARC provides for the procurement, housing, health, and welfare of research animals housed in BYU facilities.
LARC's Mission is to:
- Provide quality care for all animals used at the University.
- Assist the faculty and their students in their mission of quality research with respect to the use of laboratory animals.
- Act as a resource center for faculty and their students on all issues relating to laboratory animals.
- Assist the University to meet its goal of human treatment of laboratory animals.