The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) oversees the University’s use of animals in scientific investigation and instruction, manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and administers the research support functions of University Research Animal Resources (URAR).
The use of vertebrate animals in research at UGA requires registration, review and approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). IACUC review and approval is required to ensure compliance with all regulations, policies and standards that protect animal welfare. All animal use proposals are submitted through Artemis.
Humane Care and Use Policy
UGA maintains a Policy on Humane Care and Use of Animals that declares its compliance with regulations and policies governing use of all vertebrate animals used in research and instruction.
How Do I Report an Animal Welfare Issue?
The University of Georgia is committed to the humane care of the animals used in its research and instructional activities. If you have a question or concern about animal welfare, we urge you to report concerns to your supervisor or to the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
The identity of persons reporting concerns is held strictly confidential.
Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns Poster
Satellite Facility Reporting Form
Anesthesia, Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring
Anesthesia, Survival Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring
Chemical Labeling Standard for Secondary Containers
Eligibility to Submit Animal Use Protocols
Environmental Enrichment for Animals SOP
Food or Fluid Restriction
Health Records Standards
Humane Care and Use of Animals
Occupational Health Policy
Outdated Drugs and Materials
Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare Concerns
Reporting Unanticipated Research Outcomes
Satellite Animal Facilities and Principal Investigator-Provided Husbandry
Significant Changes to an Approved Protocol
Social Housing of Animals
Testing Biological Materials
Use of Isoflurane
Volunteer Policy for Field Studies