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 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 2023 Updates

Updated – Guideline #2: Reporting an Animal Care Concern

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

December 2022 Updates

Updated – Guideline #7: Use of Novel Substances in Animals

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

November 2022 Updates

New – SOP #1: Preparation of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO)

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

Updated – Guideline #9: Blood Collection

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

October 2022 Updates

Updated – Policy #30: Environmental Enrichment at WSU

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

Updated – Policy #26: Holding Protocol Policy and Use of Holding Protocol and Holding Protocol Form

The updated policy and associated form is now available on the Policies, Guidelines, and SOPs page.

Updated – Policy #16: Antibody Production in Research and Teaching Animals

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

Updated – Policy #23: The Use of Mouse Ascites in the Production of Monoclonal Antibodies

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

September 2022 Updates

There are no IACUC updates for the month of September.

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/