The mission of Freimann Life Science Center is to foster and support biomedical research and instruction at the University of Notre Dame by:

  • Ensuring a humane animal care and use program that meets the needs of faculty, staff and students.
  • Complying with regulations, nationally accepted guidelines and accreditation standards pertaining to the use of animals in research and instruction.
  • Advancing knowledge in laboratory animal science.

This mission will be accomplished in a timely and effective manner by a skilled staff who:

  • Monitors and evaluates the University animal care and use program on behalf of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),
  • Provide an animal husbandry and technical support program.
  • Develop and implement strategies for environmental enrichment of animals.
  • Foster public understanding regarding the use of animals in research and teaching.
  • Provide a program of veterinary care that utilizes current best practices.
  • Provide knowledgeable advice and consultation on construction and renovation of animal- related housing and support spaces.
  • Provide and encourages continuing education for personnel who care for and use animals in research and education.
  • Foster a positive, supportive, and safe working environment for all personnel.