The Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL), which is a service department within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is responsible for overseeing the institution’s animal care and use program.  In this capacity, the staff of the BRL

  • oversee the procurement, care, and maintenance of animals used in the research, teaching, and testing programs at UIC
  • ensure that the UIC animal care program meets federal regulations, the requirements of AAALAC, and currently accepted standards for providing adequate veterinary care and proper animal husbandry
  • facilitate research through consultation and training of research staff
  • support the protocol review process of UIC’s Animal Care Committee (ACC)