About the IACUC


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, it is 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, the UAF Animal Facilities, Veterinary Services, Facilities Services, and the Department Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management.

In addition to providing oversight for all uses of vertebrate animals at UAF, the IACUC plays an integral role in ensuring the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors accessing the UAF animal facilities. The IACUC, in conjunction with Veterinary Services, EHS&RM and the Office of Research Integrity, is charged with overseeing and administering UAF's Occupational Health & Safety Program for the Animal Facilities. Education and awareness are key elements to the success of any occupational health and safety program and are the focus of our efforts at UAF.

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

IACUC Meetings & Deadlines

The UAF IACUC meets monthly to discuss applications requiring full committee review and to conduct other IACUC business.   Protocol related applications must be submitted via IRBNet by 5:00 local time 5 business days prior to the meeting.

Please submit non-protocol related items to the Research Integrity Administrator via e-mail to uaf-iacuc@alaska.edu at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Next IACUC Meeting:

Meetings are usually the second Thursday of each month via video conference.

Time:  2:00-5:00 P.M.

PIs whose projects are under review are welcome to join the meeting; please contact the administrator for more information. 474-7800.  Note:  All submissions for IACUC review must be made through IRBNet!