IACUC Policies and Guidelines

IACUC is an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. IACUC’s are mandated by two different federal laws, the Animal Welfare Act and the Health Research Extension Act.

Policy and Procedure Manual Sections Relating to IACUC


These a statements of policy address areas in which federal laws or the guidelines of granting agencies are somewhat unclear. The IACUC has tried to create a clear statement of policy in these areas to help researchers understand what is expected of them and to make certain that all researchers are treated equitably.

Campus Standards for Animal CareClick here

IACUC Policies and Guidelines

Starting Out:

All Animals:

Protocols Involving Anesthesia or Surgery:

Rodent Specific Policies:

For Facility Managers:

For Lab Managers: