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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 (A3021-01). or iacuc@uiowa.edu.


Fri, Dec 02, 2016

IF POSSIBLE, please place your orders early for these two weeks (during the week of 12/12/16). 

Order deadlines for all vendors will be:

For deliveries week of 12/26/16 Thursday, 12/22/16
For deliveries week of 1/2/17 Thursday, 12/29/16


Thu, Mar 31, 2016

This message is being released to all rodent users to inform of OAR sentinel health surveillance program detection of a mouse rotavirus called Epizootic Diarrhea of Infant Mice (EDIM) within multiple rooms in the Medical Laboratories and Bowen Science Building animal facility.  This is a mouse-specific virus that will not infect rats.  Users which house animals within an affected room have received direct notification. 

Wed, Jan 06, 2016

There is an opportunity for statistical consulting services from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences during the spring semester of 2017.  As part of a consulting course, statistics graduate students will be providing statistical consultation under the supervision of a statistics faculty member.