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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

Important AWP Office Information

As of this time, the staff of the AWP Office are 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 (Pullman), 509-592-6884 (Spokane), or (509) 330-1871 (Other Locations).

For more information on COVID-19, please visit WSU’s COVID-19 Update Page and the CDC Page for COVID-19.

January 2022 Updates

Updated – Policy #2: Protocol and Amendment Review

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

Updated – Policy #21: Tissue Use

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

 

December 2021 Updates

New – Guideline #13: Proper Attire and Personal Protective Equipment in Animal Facilities

The new guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

New – Guideline #4: Animal Feed and Feed Storage

The new guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

November 2021 Updates

Updated – Policy #6: Aseptic and Perioperative Surgical Techniques

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

New – Policy #39: Mouse Colony Maintenance

The new policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

 

October 2021 Updates

New – SOP #15: Guillotine Maintenance and Use

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

 

September 2021 Updates

Updated – Guideline #12: Compounding Drugs and Chemicals

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

Updated – SOP #10: Oral Gavage in Mice and Rats

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

Updated – SOP #12: Effects of Low Humidity and Treatment of Ringtail in Rodents

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

 

August 2021 Updates

Updated – SOP #2: Tissue Sampling of Rodents and Other Species

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

Updated – SOP #13: Minimum Standards for Fish Husbandry

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

New – Policy #38: Occupational Health and Safety for Individuals with Animal Contact

The new policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

Updated – SOP #5: Monitoring Sanitation Practices

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

Updated – Guideline #9: Blood Collection

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

 

July 2021 Updates

Updated – Policy #34: IACUC Semiannual Inspections and Program Review

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

Updated – Guideline #11: IACUC SOP for Hazardous Agents

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

Updated – Policy #30: Environmental Enrichment at WSU

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

Updated – Guideline #6: Veterinary Pool and Veterinary Technician Pool

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

Updated – SOP #7: Large Animal Branding, Ear Tagging and Microchip Implanting

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

Updated – Policy #12: Acclimation and Stabilization of Animals Used for Research or Teaching

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

 

June 2021 Updates

Updated – Policy #31: Occupational Safety Requirements and Guidelines for the Use of Volatile Liquid Anesthetics

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

 

May 2021 Updates

Updated – Guideline #5: Rationale for Animal Numbers in Protocols

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

Updated – Guideline #3: Pain and Distress Categorization of Animal Subjects in Research and Teaching

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

April 2021 Updates

Updated – Policy #14: WSU Animal Colony Health Surveillance and Quarantine Program

The updated policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources. A non-commercial animal source ordering guide has also been added as a policy attachment.

Updated – Policy #22: Principal Investigator on IACUC Protocol

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

 

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