Research using animals is essential to helping us understand the basic biology and progression of different diseases. Major medical advances often depend, at least in part, on animal research.
The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance Committee oversees animal-research activities at FTM via the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (FTM-IACUC). The IACUC is responsible for ensuring research conforms to the highest animal-care standards. The IACUC oversees the entire animal-care program at FTM, ensuring the health and well-being of all animals being used for research, testing, and education & training.
All activities involving the use and care of animals in research must comply with the applicable national regulations and Mahidol University policies, as well as other regulatory requirements, standards and guidelines. Strict standards regarding housing, husbandry and research procedures must be adhered to by all members of the research team.