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.
March 2018 Updates
Updated Policy #20: Personnel Approval for Animal Protocols
The updated and approved Policy #20 will become effective as of May 4, 2018. Please contact the Animal Welfare Program with any questions.
Updated Policy #1: Adequate Animal Care in Study Areas and Satellite Animal Housing Locations
The modifications to Policy #1 will become effective as of July 1, 2018 for new protocols, 3-year renewals and amendments requesting approval of new satellite housing locations. Please contact the Animal Welfare Program with any questions.
Updated Policy #3: Veterinary Care of Animals by Veterinary Researchers and Veterinary Faculty
The updated and approved Policy #3 is now available.
Updated Policy #12: Acclimation and Stabilization of Animals Used for Research or Teaching
The updated and approved Policy #12 is now available.
Updated Policy #22: Principal Investigator on IACUC Protocol
The updated and approved Policy #22 is now available.
February 2018 Updates
New protocols and 3-year resubmissions must be submitted on the new online forms starting February 1, 2018.
IACUC Office will not accept new protocols or 3-year resubmissions on the old ASAF format (PDF). All amendments and annual renewals can continue to use the old PDF forms until the 3-year resubmission is due (see the Decision Tree here for details).
IACUC Working Group for Policy #20: Personnel Approval for Animal Protocols
Working group meeting to discuss changes to Policy #20 which are mandated by regulatory requirements is being organized. The details are below.
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 9-10 am presentation; 10-11 am discussion and questions
Please contact IACUC office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 335-5353/7951
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If you suspect that a research program is not treating animals in compliance with ethical, humane standards, immediately call or email the compliance hotline: