Committee Charge

University instructors and researchers planning projects that utilize animals must submit their proposed protocol to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for review and approval of animal care and use aspects.

The IACUC at Mississippi State University is charged with:

  • Establishing and reviewing compliance with standards and procedures relating to animal welfare of animals used in research and teaching; and
  • Advising individuals and agencies dealing with such animals

Fall 2023 Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM for the Fall 2023 semester. Meetings will be held at the 301 Building Small Conference Room, Room 818. In order for a Pain Category D or E protocol to be considered at that month's meeting, it must be submitted electronically to ORC no later than 5:00 PM, 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

Submission Deadline Meeting Date
August 1, 2023 August 15, 2023
September 5, 2023 September 19, 2023
October 3, 2023 October 17, 2023
November 7, 2023 November 21, 2023
December 5, 2023 December 12, 2023



The Institutional Animal Care and Use Staff strives to provide outstanding customer service to the MSU animal user research community by providing quality assistance and necessary resources while maintaining compliance with federal, local, and institutional rules and regulations. We are constantly streamlining our procedures so that interaction with our office staff reduces unnecessary burden to our researchers and provides them an avenue of ease in getting their research processed, reviewed, and approved.

All applications for review, modifications, annual updates, etc., must be submitted via the myProtocol system and will be processed by the IACUC staff promptly. Online training information is available at the "Training" link at the bottom of the page. Suggestions, concerns, and praises should be directed to or 662-325-7474.

Jess Marshall
Compliance Administrator III

Alyssa McKinley
Compliance Administrator II

Nicole Cobb
Research Compliance Officer, Assistant Director

  • All incoming IACUC protocols, amendments/annual updates, etc.
  • General IACUC questions
  • Convened IACUC meeting schedules and deadlines
  • Training enrollment and related questions
  • Project specific IACUC questions
  • Website related questions