Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is a federally mandated, campus-based committee having responsibility for overseeing the institution’s compliance with the care and use of animals.

UWF policy requires that all educational, training, or research activities involving vertebrate animal subjects, at any UWF campus or by any UWF faculty, staff or student, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee prior to initiation.

For faculty, staff or students working in direct contact with animals:

Forms for Researchers
IACUC Application Form (PDF) Researchers must use this form when submitting a project for IACUC approval.
IACUC Field Collections for Student Research and Teaching (PDF) Researchers planning to conduct aniimal field collections for use in student research and teaching must submit this form to IACUC for approval.

Questions? Contact us at or phone 850-857-6378.

Committee Roster

  • Paul Nash, Biology (chair)
  • J. McDaniel, Veterinarian
  • John Clune, History
  • Ann Connelly, Community Representative
  • Youngil Lee, HLES
  • Dick Snyder, CEDB
  • Claudia Stanny, CUTLA
  • George Stewart, Biology
  • Richard S. Podemski, ex officio


Registered Research Facility

UWF's Animal Care and Use Program recently became an approved Research Facility registered with the USDA. This registration ensures the University's compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.

Meeting of IACUC

UWF's IACUC met on March 6, 2014. The next scheduled meeting will occur in September 2014. A complete schedule can be found at IACUC Meetings.