Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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

News & events

Important AWP Office Information

As of this time, the AWP Office is working a hybrid schedule and there may be days where staff are working remotely instead of on campus. Currently, the best way to reach us is by emailing our group email at iacuc@wsu.edu. For additional contact information, please visit our contacts page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. In the event of an animal emergency, please contact the OCV emergency line at 509-330-1871.


February 2024 Updates

Updated: Policy 3 – Veterinary Care of Animals by Veterinary Researchers and Veterinary Faculty

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

January 2024 Updates

Updated: Policy 22 – Principal Investigator on IACUC Protocol

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: Policy 20 – Personnel Approval for Animal Protocols

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

November 2023 Updates

Updated: SOP 14 – Minimum Standards for Xenopus Husbandry

The updated SOP is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: Policy 13 – Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS-222) Preparation, Storage and Use

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: Policy 33 – Animal Transportation

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: SOP 3 – Delivery of Inhalant Anesthetic Using a Bell Jar or Open-drop Exposure

The updated SOP is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: Policy 7 – IACUC Oversight of Research and Teaching Activities Using Privately Owned Animals

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

October 2023 Updates

There were no IACUC updates for the month of October 2023.

September 2023 Updates

Updated: Policy 11 – Expired Drugs and Medical Materials

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

August 2023 Updates

Updated: Guideline 10 – Drug and Chemical Administration

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated: Policy 10 – Multiple Survival Surgeries

The updated Policy is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Non-Animal Emergencies

Please call 911

Animal Emergencies

Please call the Office of the Campus Vet at 509-330-1871

Animal Welfare Concern

If you suspect research/teaching animal misuse or noncompliance with federal regulations/campus policies, please report to:

• The IACUC at iacuc@wsu.edu,

• Alan Ekstrand at (509) 335-7951, alan.ekstrand@wsu.edu,  

• OR Compliance Hotline at (509) 335-1289, or.hotline@wsu.edu,

• Additional reporting options, forms and can be found at https://iacuc.wsu.edu/report-notify/