Use of Animals (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee, qualified through the experience and expertise of its members that oversee its institution’s animal care and use program, facilities, and procedures. The IACUC serves as a resource to faculty, investigators, technicians, students, staff, and administrators. It provides a framework for compliance with federal policies, guidelines and principles related to the use of animals in research, teaching and testing. The Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC) is the University's regulatory authority that ensures approved research involving vertebrate animals is conducted humanely, ethically, and in compliance with regulations.

Animal Use Protocol Submission Deadlines
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meets monthly for protocol application review. In order for your protocol application to be reviewed in a timely manner by the IACUC, please submit your protocol application by the submission dates below.

Please allow sufficient time to secure approval when approvals are required to meet funding deadlines and to avoid approval lapse.

Please see the submission deadlines for the IACUC meeting schedule below:

Month  Protocol Submission Deadline  IACUC Review Meeting Date
October October 4, 2022 October 25, 2022
November November 1, 2022 November 22, 2022
December December 6, 2022 December 27, 2022


Protocols must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format to [email protected].

IACUC Open Office Hours

Individuals will be available to answer questions about the IACUC review process, animal care and use program or study specific questions.

Contact [email protected] to set up an appointment

ORRC open office hours are Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Earth Sciences, Room 244. No appointment needed and remote options are available. The team is available to answer your questions on research protections and compliance.