IACUC Information for Researchers

Researchers engaged in activities involving animals must be aware of the regulations involved with the care and use of animals. The guidance provided here can assist researchers with planning safe and ethical animal research.

Federal Regulations:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the main body involved in the regulation of animal use.

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations: United States Department of Agriculture regulations outlining regulations for licensing or registration of facilities involved with animals. Also outlines requirements for animal care.

Other USDA Resources:

Animal care and use activities associated with projects funded through the Public Health Service (PHS) must comply with regulations set forth by the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Other NIH Resources:

Designing your Research Project:  

Researchers should use the following resources when designing research activities involving vertebrate animals to ensure that animal safety and welfare are protected.

Other resources: