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IACUC.org is now IACUC Central, a comprehensive repository for all things IACUC. IACUC Central is a valuable resource for institutional animal care and use committee members and staff. Updated quarterly, IACUC Central organizes information into pages containing links to governmental agencies, databases, examples of institutional websites, training resources, and more.



The Board on Animal Health Sciences, Conservation, and Research (BAHSCR, formerly ILAR) of the National Academy of Sciences will be developing a new Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide).


New Deputy Director Position

Nicole Lukovsky-Akhsanov, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, is now Deputy Director in the Division of Assurances (DOA) at OLAW, a new position. She joined OLAW in 2019 and was previously a Senior Animal Welfare Program Specialist in the DOA. She will be leading the division with Dr. Jane Na, Director.

21st Century Cures Act
Action items. See related webinar recording and resources.
Guidance on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Program Review – Assured institutions are provided flexibilities that may reduce administrative burden.

Animals in NIH Research: How, Why, and When NIH Uses Animals in Biomedical Research

Lab Animal Columns, 2024:


Animal Welfare Act Standards for Birds (last modified 05/10/2022)
Standards in development. See listening session transcripts and written comments.

2023 3Rs Symposium Materials Published
The recordings from the 10th Annual 3Rs Symposium, “The 3Rs in Action,” held in May 2023, focused on strategies to implement alternatives and refinements in research.


NWABR IBC, Security, and IACUC Regional Educational Conferences

  • February 27 to March 1, 2024; Seattle, WA
  • Hybrid Conference – may also attend virtually

2024 3Rs Sharing Conference

  • Presented by Charles River
  • Hosted by Genentech
  • 3Rs Collaborative and the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research
  • April 17, 2024 - South San Francisco, CA

NCABR IACUC Conference

  • April 29–30, 2024; Chapel, NC

AALAS National Meeting

  • November 3–7, 2024; Nashville, TN

PRIM&R - Annual Conference

  • November 17–20, 2024; Seattle, WA

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) - SCAW Annual Winter Conference

  • December 9-10, 2024, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


IACUC 101™

  • 2.5 day virtual program
  • Information and Registration link

Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project

  • ICARE Dialogues - "Optimizing Animal Care and Use Program Success in a Changing Environment" - Free virtual sessions for IACUC members, staff, and institutional animal program personnel on meeting responsibilities for animal welfare oversight
  • ICARE Project - Training Modules

Massachusetts Society for Biomedical Research: Online IACUC Courses

USDA's AWIC: Meeting the Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act -
Virtual Workshop

  • March 6 and 7, 2024, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • May 8 and 9, 2024, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Also an In Demand Workshop with access anytime