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
3/16/2020: The Office of Research has launched a webpage that addresses many of the questions you may have regarding sustaining research activities during this unprecedented time of the Coronavirus pandemic. The site can be found here: https://research.uga.edu/coronavirus/.
2/1/2020: In order to meet UGA network security requirements, off campus access to Artemis now requires the use of the UGA remote access VPN.
Information regarding the installation and configuration of the VPN client can be found at https://eits.uga.edu/access_and_security/infosec/tools/vpn/.
Once connected to the UGA remote access VPN on your device or computer, Artemis can be accessed via https://artemis.ovpr.uga.edu.
For UGA VPN support, please contact the EITS helpdesk at http://eitshelpdesk.uga.edu/ or 706-542-3106.
For Artemis support, please contact Christopher Carter at email@example.com or 706-542-7378.
12/9/2019: UPDATED POLICY: The IACUC has recently approved changes to the Policy on the Provision of Space to Animals for Research or Teaching
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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). UGA’s Policy on Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare Concerns can be found here.
The identity of persons reporting concerns to the IACUC is held strictly confidential if requested.
One may also report concerns anonymously, through the Anonymous Welfare Concerns Reporting Form or through the UGA Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline: 1-877-516-3467.
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- Checklist for Projects Using Animals
- Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns Policy
- Satellite Facility Reporting Form
- Template for Training Documentation
- Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns Poster
- UGA Animal Care Program Disaster/Contingency Plan
- Policy on Clinical Health Records
- Non-Mammals and Mice and Rats
- Non-Mouse or Rat Mammals
Anesthesia, Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring:
- Template: Anesthesia Surgery
- Example: Anesthesia Surgery
- Template: Post-Procedure Monitoring
- Example: Post-Procedure Monitoring
Clinical Health Record Guidance:
Occupational Health and Safety:
- Non-Contact Animal Exposure Report Form
- Non-Contact Information Sheet for High Containment/High Security Facilities
- Occupational Health Questionnaire
- Occupational Health Update
- Safety Guidelines for Fieldwork
- Animal Housing Locations
- Anesthesia, Survival Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring
- Changes to an Approved Protocol
- CO2 Euthanasia
- Eligibility to Submit Animal Use Protocols
- Environmental Enrichment
- Food or Fluid Regulation
- Health Records
- Humane Care and Use of Animals
- Occupational Health
- Outdated Drugs and Materials
- Physical Restraint
- Post-Inspection Response and Communication
- Preservation of Animals Affected by a Disastrous Event
- Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare Concerns
- Reporting Unanticipated Outcomes
- Reuse of Animals for Research or Instruction
- Satellite Animal Facilities and Principal Investigator-Provided Husbandry
- Social Housing of Animals
- Space Requirements
- Testing Biological Materials
- Training Policy
- Transfers to Non-UGA Institutions
- Volunteers for Field Studies