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 850-474-2609.

Committee Roster

  • Paul Nash, Biology (chair)
  • J. McDaniel, Veterinarian
  • John Clune, History
  • Youngil Lee, HLES
  • Peter Cavnar, Biology
  • Claudia Stanny, CUTLA
  • Toby Daly-Engel, Biology
  • Jonathan Thompson, Community Representative
  • Karen Pritchard, Biology
  • Joe Lepo, CEDB


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

The next scheduled meeting of the IACUC will occur in February 2016.