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.

News Spring 2023

  • IACUC semi-annual inspections of PI lab locations are upon us! Inspections are scheduled to occur 4/15 - 4/26/2024, and information and invites will be sent out in the coming days. Our new page (still under construction) has additional information, and links to relevant documents and forms are on the left menu. We will see you soon!
  • 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.

New Investigators Start Here 

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Information Here

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