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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

November 2019 Updates

The Guidelines for Drug and Chemical Administration have been updated

The Guidelines for Drug and Chemical Administration have been updated and are available on the Guidelines page.

New IACUC SOPs – SOP #4 (Preparation of Sodium Pentobarbital Using Non-Pharm Grade Powder) and SOP #6 (Euthanasia Using Saturated Potassium Chloride (KCl) Solution)

Both SOPs are now available on the SOPs page under Resources.

Policy #29 (Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Substances) has been updated

The updated and approved policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources. Compounding has been separated from Policy #29 and will be available soon as an individual guideline.

Policy #23 (The Use of Mouse Ascites in the Production of Monoclonal Antibodies) has been updated

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

October 2019 Updates

Policy #4 (Animal Care Medical Records for Research and Teaching Animals) has been updated

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

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

The policy and form have been revised, and both are now available on the Policies page under Resources. The form is also available as “Holding Protocol form” under the Forms page.

The Guidelines for Reporting an Animal Care Concern and the Animal Care Concern Report Form have been updated

The Guidelines for Reporting an Animal Care Concern have been updated and are available on the Guidelines page. The updated Animal Care Concern Report Form is available on the Forms page.

PAR Checklists have been updated

The PAR check sheet has been updated and is available on the Policies page under resources or the Forms page. The PAR pre-review checklist will be available soon.

 

September 2019 Updates

Policy #27 (Procedure for addressing non-compliance with IACUC policies or procedures) has been updated

The policy has been revised and is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

August 2019 Updates

Policy #5 (Animal Acquisition and Disposition) has been updated

The policy has been revised and is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

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.

 

 

 

*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