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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 – COVID-19

To combat the spread of COVID-19, the AWP Office will be adhering to social distancing recommendations by limiting face-to-face contact and communicating primarily via email, phone or Zoom. We may also be dealing with reduced staffing or out-of-office work at times, and ask for patience during this period.

Please note that many of our IACUC committee members and staff have additional obligations during this period, which may result in a slowdown in review and processing time of protocols. To avoid delays and expirations, we highly encourage new submissions to be sent in sooner rather than later to allow for additional review time.

Please contact the AWP Office with any questions or concerns. 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.

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

May 2020 Updates

Policy #10: Multiple Survival Surgeries has been updated

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

SOP #2 (Tissue Sampling of Rodents and Other Species) has been updated

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

April 2020 Updates

Policy #35: Food and Fluid Regulation has been updated

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

New IACUC SOP – SOP #8 (Identification of Rodents and Rabbits)

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

March 2020 Updates

Policy #2: Protocol and Amendment Review has been updated

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

February 2020 Updates

Policy #34: IACUC Semiannual Inspections and Program Review has been updated

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

January 2020 Updates

Policy #24: Determination and Approval of Amendments to Animal Activities Previously Approved by the IACUC has been updated

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

NEW: Guideline #12: Compounding Drugs and Chemicals

The approved guideline is available on the Guidelines page.

Policy #11: Expired Drugs and Medical Materials has been updated

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

December 2019 Updates

Guideline #7: The Use of Novel Substances in Animal Research has been updated

Guideline #7: The Use of Novel Substances in Animal Research has been updated and is available on the Guidelines page.

NEW: Policy #16 (Antibody Production in Research and Teaching Animals) 

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

November 2019 Updates

Policy #32 (Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin)) has been updated

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

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.

 

 

 

 

*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