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).
Announcements and News
5/14/2018: The Office of Animal Care and Use will be hosting an IACUC Townhall on June 12th from 3-4 PM in H203 of Vet Med. We hope you’ll join us for a productive discussion on “Writing and Maintaining a Protocol.”
5/9/2018: NEW POLICY ALERT — The IACUC has recently approved the Housing Locations Policy which specifies important information regarding appropriate animal housing locations. The policy is available for your review in the Policies section of this web page.
5/9/2018: The following policies and guidelines have recently been updated: Eligibility to Submit Protocols Policy, Reporting and Investigating Concerns Policy, and Guillotine Guidelines. Each of these policies is available for your review by clicking the titles above. Alternately these can be found in the Policies section of this web page.
2/26/2018: Please be advised that the literature search (section 7.1 and 7.2) conducted during AUP development for Highest Use Categories B and C is now required only if USDA species will be utilized in the project. However, a narrative about the consideration of alternatives (7.3) must still be provided for all animal species.