The Animal Welfare Program (AWP) oversees animal activity at The University of Arizona and serves as the administrative and regulatory support for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IACUC is charged with the protection of animal research and teaching subjects and is responsible for reviewing and approving all activities utilizing vertebrate animals for research, teaching and testing, ensuring compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, inspecting animal facilities and investigator laboratories, investigating animal concerns, and overseeing training and educational programs.
News Spring 2023
- The Animal Hazards Program and Occupational Health are updating their systems. Watch for emails and notifications from them as they transition to the new system - additional information is available at the Animal Hazards Program link.
- Welcome Leah Steyn, PhD, as the new Director of the Animal Welfare Program! Look for Dr. Steyn to connect with researchers on campus as she starts to move the AWP forward to meet the ever-changing needs of the research community.
- To remain in continued compliance with state and federal regulations, processing requests to add funding to IACUC protocols may be delayed, sometimes significantly. Thank you for your patience while we navigate changes to our processes.
- Our left menu options have changed - commonly referenced information like information for new PIs, personnel requests, inspections, and setting up a lab can be found in the "AWP Investigator Resources" category
- Watch here for information on the AWP as we continue our work providing excellence in animal oversight and welfare!