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.


Summer 2024

PLEASE NOTE: Research Compliance webpages have gotten an update, but not all our pages kept all their information, especially pages with documents. We are working to fix it asap, but meanwhile if you need a document, form, guidance, or other information that is missing, please email us and we will be happy to send it!

  • Office hours: Starting in August, the Animal Welfare Program will have in-person and virtual office hours available. Additional information will be provided.
  • New forms are available for satellite housing. New satellite locations will use the new requirements, while current satellite locations will be updated during de novo review. See "Satellite Facilities" in the IACUC & AWP Forms, Signs & Labels page.
  • The next semi-annual inspection will be of farm and UAC vivarium locations and are scheduled for 7/15 - 7/26/24. 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.

AWP Information

PHS Animal Welfare Assurance Number: D16-00159 (A-3248-01), Effective August 4, 2023, Expires August 31, 2027

USDA Animal Research Facility Registration Number: 86-R-0003

AAALAC Number (accredited since 1969): 000163, Continuing Full Accreditation (effective March 22, 2023)

Report an animal welfare concern or other Reportable New Information or unanticipated event:

Animal Welfare Concerns and Reportable New Information

Cayuse Animal Oversight log-in (formerly eSirius)

"IACUC-Users" listserv sign up & unsubscribe instructions: Important info and announcements for researchers & their staff.

IACUC Customer Service Survey

Contact Us:
Mailing Address Please email if possible
PO Box 210409
Tucson, AZ 85719

Set up a time to meet with AWP staff

Ethics and Compliance Hotline

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