Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees

Agency Directives for Federal Fundholders

United States Department of Agriculture, Research, Education, and Economics, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Animal Care and Use Policies

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Professional Guidelines


Ground squirrel Wildlife Research and the IACUC

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

An overview of Federal laws and regulations affecting wildlife research and the responsibilities of the animal care committee when reviewing wildlife studies.


A rabbit Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, 2000

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A comprehensive resource for IACUC's as they conduct their routine activities, train new members, and develop institutional policies and guidelines.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (PDF | 3.15 MB)

DHHS. NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare; Applied Research Ethics National Association.

This book provides information on the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which is to employ self-regulation to ensure the ethical and sensitive care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing.


An IACUC Member's Guide to Animal Facility Inspections

DHHS. Office of Research Integrity.

A free, online course primarily intended for persons sitting on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) who conduct mandated inspections of animal facilities for compliance with U.S. regulatory standards.


Communication between collaborating IACUCs

NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

Commentary by OLAW in Lab Animal.