The University of Iowa

Office of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Office of The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

 

The mission of the IACUC is to promote and to facilitate scientific research while complying with mandatory laws, regulations, and policies.  The IACUC strives to reduce the number of animals required, to perform research with techniques that limit pain or distress, and to seek alternative procedures that can supply the required results but do not utilize living animals. To that end, our goal is to promote and encourage an atmosphere of attention, concern and caring for the welfare and comfort of the animals that are under our charge.

  • PHS Animal Welfare Assurance (D16-00009, A3021-01)
  • Registered United States Department of Agriculture research facility (USDA No. 42-R-0004)
  • Accredited by AAALACi (#000833, since November 1994; continued full accreditation March 1, 2021)

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Office of Animal Resources (OAR)

Office of Animal Resources

 

The University of Iowa provides a centralized animal care program through the Office of Animal Resources which reports to the Vice President for Research. The program includes animal housing facilities in the Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Additional sites affiliated with this program are the State Hygienic Laboratory in Ankeny, IA, the Iowa Raptor Project located near Lake Macbride, and the Lakeside Laboratory located near Lake Okoboji in Western Iowa.

 

The Office of Animal Resources (OAR) provides the expertise, care, and resources necessary for the maintenance of research animals. The OAR's mission is preservation of the University's animal research privilege and maintenance of a quality animal care and use program.

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Callouts

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Lab Start-up / Closeout

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Drug Orders

Please follow this link to make your drug orders.

Announcements

Fri, Dec 02, 2022

Christmas Week - No animal deliveries from any vendor

New Year's Week - Charles River delivering 1/3/22

                                 Jackson and Envigo - No Deliveries

Envigo order deadline for delivery 12/19/22 - Friday, December 9th by 2pm CST

For questions please email oar-office@uiowa.edu or call 5-7985

 

                                 

Fri, Oct 07, 2022

For more information on this announcement please follow this link.

Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Envigo has updated their animal order deadline time to 3pm Central time Wednesdays for delivery the following week.