Animal Welfare Program

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.


  • 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 in 1 & 2 Q2022 for information on the Animal Welfare Program (AWP) as we continue our work providing excellence in animal oversight and welfare!
  • Submissions continue at a brisk pace. Please plan your submissions accordingly and thank you for your patience.