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Washington State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that all vertebrate animals involved in teaching or research at Washington State University receive ethical and humane care and treatment.

News & events

July 2019 Updates

Policy #25 (Post Approval Review) has been updated

The policy has been revised and is now available on the Policies page under Resources. The checklists are currently under development and will be available soon.

 

June 2019 Updates

Policy #26 and form on the Holding Protocol have been updated

These were minor administrative changes to the policy and form, and both are now available on the Policies page under Resources, and the form is also available as “Holding Protocol form” under the Forms page.

May 2019 Updates

Policy #9 on Off-Site WSU Research and Teaching Activities and MOUs has been updated

The updated and approved policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

April 2019 Updates

Policy #21 on Tissue Use has been updated

The updated and approved policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

March 2019 Updates

Policies #2 (Protocol and Amendment Review), #6 (Aseptic and Perioperative Surgical Technqiues, and #20 (Personnel Approval) have been updated with minor changes

The updated and approved policies are now available on the Policies page under Resources. The minor changes included clarifications and consistency on personnel training. Policy #2 had an additional minor change regarding permits.

 

February 2019 Updates

Policy #17 on Instructional Animal Use has been updated

The updated and approved policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

January 2019 Updates

NEW: SOP #3 titled “Delivery of Inhalant Anesthetic Using a Bell Jar or Open-Drop Exposure” has been added

The new and approved SOP is now available on the SOPs page under Resources.

 

December 2018 Updates

NEW: SOP #13 titled “Minimum standards for fish husbandry” has been added
NEW: SOP #14 titled “Minimum standards for Xenopus husbandry” has been added

The new and approved SOPs are now available on the SOPs page under Resources.

Policy #2 on Protocol and Amendment Review has been updated

The updated and approved policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

 

*For all questions about IACUC updates, please contact the Animal Welfare Program.

 

Non-Animal Emergencies

Please call 911

Animal Emergencies

Please call the Office of the Campus Vet:

Pullman: (509) 330-1871

Spokane: (509) 592-6884

All Other Campuses/Locations: (509) 330-1871

Compliance Hotline

If you suspect that a research program is not treating animals in compliance with ethical, humane standards, immediately call or email the compliance hotline:

(509) 335-1289

or.hotline@wsu.edu