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Working with Animals
Located within the Medical College of Wisconsin on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus, the Biomedical Resource Center (BRC) is a centralized 95,000 square foot facility that provides quality housing and care for the animals used in research throughout the college. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) forms the foundation for effective self-regulation of animal care and use and is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories, and overseeing training and educational programs. The Medical College of Wisconsin adheres to the guidelines for humane standards for the health and welfare of animals used for biomedical purposes as defined by the Animal Welfare Act and the Health Research Extension Act. By maintaining high standards of laboratory animal care and use, the Medical College of Wisconsin has remained continuously accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) since 1968.
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