Training: IACUC Members


Conferences and Workshops

IACUC-101 Workshop - A day-long course in IACUC issues and the IACUC process. Held at sponsoring institutions all over the US throughout the year.

IACUC Training Workshops from Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) -A day-long course presented by SCAW and held at regional venues. Topics vary but are pertinent to IACUC members and administrators, veterinarians, compliance and animal care staff.

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, AWIC, USDA. Information on AWIC's 1.5 day workshop in Maryland. Website contains the slide presentations in several formats.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) - annual conference on topics pertaining to IACUCs and animal care and use programs


Online Training Resources

AALAS Learning Library - Online courses on IACUC member responsibilities, preparing animal use protocols, and the regulatory mandates that govern animal research are directed at IACUCs and researchers. In a virtual campus environment, the AALAS Learning library also offers online courses on technician training, occupational health, species biomethodology, biosafety, management, technical animal care and use, and professional development. Free preview of selected courses.

Massachusetts Society for Medical Research - Online training for community members. This six week online course provides training for community members on animal care and use, regulations and other mandates, and important information about the community member's unique and vital role on the IACUC.

An IACUC Member's Guide to Animal Facility Inspections - free, online course addressing the regulatory requirements for conducting facility inspections. Includes a "virtual" animal facility and inspection tips.

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial


Publications and Bibliographies

AAALAC's list of IACUC resources on their website

Animal Care and Use Committees Special Reference Brief - a bibliography on IACUC issues (1992)

Annotated bibliography for IACUC Members - from the Animal Welfare Institute

Information Resources for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, 1985-1999. Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC), National Agricultural Library, USDA.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook, ARENA & OLAW, 2nd Edn., 2002: In PDF via their Website or order a paper copy.

The Care and Feeding of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: The Organization and Management of an IACUC. Eds.: Podolsky and Lukas, CRC Press, 1999.

The IACUC Handbook, 2nd edition. Eds.: Silverman, Suckow, Murthy. CRC Press, 2006.

Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals, the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).



Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Guidelines - two-page checklist, USDA/APHIS/AC.

OLAW Semiannual Program Review and Facility Inspection Checklist - checklist to help institutions conduct a thorough semiannual inspection and program review



Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research: Cases for Teaching and Assessment. Materials for teaching the responsible conduct of science in college and university science courses. Developed at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Member Guidelines for Semi-Annual Facility Inspections - from University of California Irvine




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