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.