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
11/1/2017: The IACUC has adopted new and updated policies in the last month. Please find the Policy on Post-Inspection Response and Communication as well as the Policy on Reporting Unanticipated Outcomes Affecting Animal Well-Being below in the ‘Policies’ menu.
7/3/2017: The Office of Research Compliance recently implemented two enhancements to UGA’s Research Occupational Health and Safety Program to improve the quality of the risk assessment and services and to meet the expectations of our accrediting agency, AAALAC,
- The review of all Occupational Health Questionnaires is now conducted by specially-trained medical professionals.
- Personnel receive credit for program enrollment only after risk assessment and confirmation that all recommended occupational medicine services to mitigate risk have been addressed.
These changes may increase the time that it takes for personnel who require additional medical services to be credited in Artemis for enrollment, which may increase the time it takes for AUPs and amendments to be approved. As such, we would encourage you to begin the OHSP enrollment of your new lab personnel as soon as possible after they’ve obtained a UGA MyID and Password.