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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

August 2018 Updates

SOPs #9 and #12 have been updated

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

Guidelines for Reporting Adverse Events or Unanticipated Outcomes has been updated

The updated and approved guideline and form are now available on the Guidelines page, Report/Notify page, and the Forms page.

New: Guidelines for Blood Collection and Guidelines for Drug and Chemical Administration have been added

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

 

June 2018 Updates

Policies #7 and #11 have been updated

The updated and approved policies are now available on the Policies page under Resources.

SOPs #5 and #11 have been updated

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

Guidelines for Pain and Distress Categorization has been updated

The updated and approved guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

 

April 2018 Updates

Policy #14 has been updated

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

SOP #2 has been updated

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

Guidelines for Counting Animals has been updated

The updated and approved guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

March 2018 Updates

Policies #3, #12, and #22 have been updated

The updated and approved policies are now available on the Policies page under Resources. Please contact the Animal Welfare Program with any questions.

SOPs #7 and #10 have been updated

The updated and approved SOPs are now available on the SOPs page under Resources. Please contact the Animal Welfare Program with any questions.

 

February 2018 Updates

New protocols and 3-year resubmissions must be submitted on the new online forms starting February 1, 2018.

The Animal Welfare Program 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).

Updated Policy #20: Personnel Approval for Animal Protocols

The updated and approved Policy #20 will become effective as of May 4, 2018.

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.

Other Updated Policies: #27 and #30

The updated and approved policies are 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

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