Animal Welfare Unit
The Animal Welfare Unit provides facilities,
environment and care for research animals and the personnel who work
The Unit strives for continuing accreditation and
citation-free federal inspections. The animal care and use program,
developed and maintained by the combined efforts of the Animal Technician, the Manager, the
consulting veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use
Committee (IACUC), assure that animals receive the best of care,
personnel are protected and all regulatory requirements are met on a
UMSL is registered with the Office of Laboratory
Animal Welfare (OLAW) and is an assured institution. Our assurance
number is A3398-01
UMSL is also fully accredited by the American Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.
Contact John Hancock, Manager, Animal Welfare Unit (314-516-5928), with any questions.
The IACUC meets semi-annually in April and October and as needed.
Animal Use Protocol Submissions
Animal use protocols may be submitted at any time. All animal protocol submissions must be made to the UMSL IACUC electronically through IRBNet. For information about IRBNet, contact John Hancock.