Animal Care & Use Program & IACUC
Information about animal subjects in research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
UW-Oshkosh is committed to high standards of research and teaching. The humane use of animals for teaching and research purposes is recognized as a valuable learning tool and source of providing scientific data. The utilization of animals is a privilege and the responsibility involved in the humane care and use of animals is a shared act.
The Animal Care and Use Program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International) and is managed in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act Regulations, and the PHS Policy.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Prior to beginning a research project involving the use of animals, an Animal Use Application must be submitted to the Office of Grants and Faculty Development and approved by the IACUC. An animal certification and occupational health and training course must also be completed. For further information about animal welfare and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), please contact the IACUC Coordinator in the Office of Grants and Faculty Development.
For more information about IACUC or the use of animals in research, contact Dana Merriman at email@example.com or (920) 424-3215.
Applying for a Federal Grant Involving Research Animals
View the guide, How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals. Developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in conjunction with OLAW, the tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to the preparation of an application and covers such topics as considering alternatives, obtaining assurances and IACUC approval, just-in-time processes, NIH review of animal subjects applications, grant awards, IACUC monitoring of awards, and reporting requirements. Although designed specifically for NIAID applicants, the information is relevant to any investigator submitting an application to the NIH for an activity involving animals. For guidance in the development and submission of your grant application, please contact the Office of Grants and Faculty Development.
Thinking about publishing the research you've conducted with animals? Take a look at Guidance for the Description of Animal Research in Scientific Publications. You can purchase the book or download a free PDF summary.
- AAALAC International offers a great list of reference resources: http://www.aaalac.org/accreditation/resources.cfm
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) online seminars and reference materials: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/educational_resources.htm