Policies and Guidelines

The IACUC and the Office of Animal Resources have provided a set of guidance documents (Policies, Guidelines, and Informational Sheets) for use when planning animal procedures at the University of Iowa.

  • An exception to an IACUC Policy must be described and justified in the Animal Protocol and approved by the full IACUC at a convened monthly meeting.
  • An exception to an IACUC Guideline must be described and justified in the Animal Protocol and approved during the normal approval process.
  • Informational Sheets provide information about frequently asked questions and represent guidance for best practices. Deviation from the recommendation(s) does not require specific justification but clarification may be requested during the review process.