Biosafety and Institutional Animal Ethics Committees

TANUVAS is a premier veterinary institution in India with a mandate to impart veterinary education, to ensure advancement of learning and prosecution of research and to undertake extension to rural people in cooperation with the government departments in different branches of veterinary and animal sciences. To meet the current challenges in animal sciences, the university promotes research in several areas of national and local issues that impact the health and production of animals. The faculty, research scholars and post graduate students conduct several research projects, which involve handling of pathogens of animal and zoonotic importance and also conduct studies on experimental animals or other target animals. There has been a surge in biomedical research and the number of projects funded by external agencies to provide solutions to the field problems. This necessitates approved biosafety precautions to be followed while handling the potential animal pathogens as well as abiding by the international standards on animal welfare and ethical issues if the tests are to be performed in animals. To facilitate the smooth functioning as well as to follow the internationally approved norms, the institute has a separate Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) and Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). These two committees play vital roles in guiding researchers on the biosafety and ethical issues associated with their research.

To apply for necessary approvals for projects that require biosafety or ethical approvals, please visit the following links.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC)

Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)