Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Background & Purpose

The UAA Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) was established by the UAA Chancellor and charged with oversight of all animal use at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The primary purpose of this committee is to ensure compliance with national policies protecting the welfare of laboratory and field research animals.

These policies, regulations, and guidelines include, but are not limited to: , , , , , , and the.

Responsible conduct of animal research requires knowledge of the requirements and an empathy towards the animals we use. At the core of this program is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The University's goal is to foster a supportive environment for high quality research, education, and service while ensuring that all use of live vertebrates is adequately justified and conducted by knowledgeable people using the most appropriate methodology.

Helpful Links:

  • The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) has created a brochure for PIs and their compliance responsibilities entitled .
  • The National Academies of Science, Institute of Laboratory Animal Research, 2009 publication

  • New link from OLAW entitled .

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