Animal Use In Research


The University's goal is to foster a supportive environment for high-quality research, education, and service while ensuring that all use of live vertebrates is adequately justified and conducted by knowledgeable people using the most appropriate methodology. Adherence to basic ethical principles is not only morally right but also the only means to ensure quality results!  To further this goal, UAF has developed a comprehensive animal care program addressing all uses of all live vertebrates irrespective of purpose or funding source.  At the core of this program is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), with support provided through the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the UAF Animal Facilities, Veterinary Services, Facilities Services, and the Department of Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management (EHS&RM).

For more information about the IACUC mission, membership, policies, and procedures, visit the IACUC Information page.