Introduction  

Chettinad Academy of Research & Education (CARE) caters to the educational needs of undergraduate and post graduate students of medical, dental and allied health specialties. It provides immense opportunity for the research scholars to pursue their research.

It houses an animal facility, well maintained according to CPCSEA guidelines to facilitate preclinical studies. All research proposals are carried out only after obtaining the approval of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).

IAEC was constituted in 2006 and registered with CPCSEA. It takes care of all aspects of animal care and research in accordance with CPCSEA guidelines.

Functions
The functions of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) are as follows:
To review and approve research proposals involving lab animals
To provide suggestions for modification of the proposals wherever necessary
To conduct periodic supervision of Institute’s animal facility
To ascertain ethical use of animals and protection of well being of animals during and after research
When research activity is not found in accordance to CPCSEA guidelines to help adopt correct measures
To see that all those persons involved in animal care and research are adequately trained to handle the animals
To ensure that GLP guidelines are followed in animal facility to protect the researchers and all others involved in animal handling
   
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