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The UMSL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by federal regulations to review all projects (research, teaching, or other) involving the use of live vertebrate animals. This includes new or renewed research proposals as well as the use of live vertebrate animals in teaching demonstrations and/or student laboratory studies. This review is necessary for compliance with provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, requirements of federal granting agencies, and the maintenance of accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. UMSL is fully accredited by AAALAC International.

Applications for IACUC Review

Applications for review can be submitted at any time via email to danielle.hunter@umsl.edu, but allow at least two (2) weeks for initial committee action.  

Have questions?

For more information, please contact Danielle Hunter (314-516-5972).

To report a concern regarding the care and treatment of animals used in research or teaching at UMSL, contact one of the following:

  • Research Compliance Office:  314-516-5972
  • For anonymous concerns:  1-844-469-6383

Animal Welfare Act regulations prohibit discrimination or reprisal against any person for reporting violations of any regulation or standard under the act.