Animal Care & Use

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

9/24/2018: UPDATED POLICIES ALERT: The IACUC has recently approved changes to the following policies: Transport, Food and Fluid Regulation, Preservation of Animals Affected by a Disastrous Event

9/4/2018: NEW GUIDELINES ALERT — The IACUC has recently approved the Acclimation Guidelines which provide useful information regarding the utilization of animals following transport. This document is available for your review in the Guidelines section of this web page.

8/10/2018: Training courses required for AUP approval should now be found and completed within the Professional Education Portal (PEP). For assistance regarding the use of PEP, please contact Edu Okpok at 706-542-0715, or via email at


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.

For general inquiries please contact our staff at

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.


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