The Animal Welfare Unit at UMSL provides facilities, environment and care for research animals and the personnel who work with them.

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 continuing basis.

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.

IACUC Meetings
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.