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

The mission of the IACUC is to promote and to facilitate scientific research while simultaneously striving 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.

Office of Animal Resources (OAR)

The University of Iowa under the auspices of the Vice President for Research maintains a centralized animal care program with administrative responsibility by the Office of Animal Resources (OAR). The OAR facilitates the research mission of the University by meeting the animal research needs of the research community.  The OAR provides veterinary expertise, care, and resources necessary for the maintenance and preservation of a quality animal research program and environment. 

Institutional Assurances

  • Accredited by AAALACi (since November 1994)
  • Registered United States Department of Agriculture research facility (USDA No. 42-R-0004)
  • PHS Animal Welfare Assurance (D16-00009, A3021-01). or iacuc@uiowa.edu.

Announcements

Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kathleen Scott as our new OAR Clinical Veterinarian.  Dr. Scott will be joining our team on Monday,  July 17, 2017.  Dr. Scott received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and has just completed a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

OAR will be adjusting the Rodent Special Services charges effective July 1, 2017.  

 

In order to assist research staff, OAR will begin using bright green “*Attention* Breeder Cards” to notify labs at the cage level of required actions to avoid a charge (example below). 

 

Fri, Oct 23, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced October 13, 2015 that the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements and contract proposals have been changed (NOT-OD-16-006) along with some features of 2016 grant application guidance, forms and instructions (NOT-OD-16-004).