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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 Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) of the National Academy of Sciences will be developing a new Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide).


21st Century Cures Act
Action items. See related webinar recording and resources.
Clarification regarding inspections for AWA-regulated facilities – "program review" replaced with "evaluation"
Congruence review for grants to protocols
Congruence review for contracts to protocols
Flexibility in Semiannual Facility Inspections

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

Lab Animal Columns, 2023:


Animal Welfare Act Standards for Birds (last modified 11/9/2020)
Standards in development. See listening session transcripts and written comments.

AWA Research Facility Registration Updates, Reviews, and Reports
APHIS proposed a rule change (PDF) to amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations governing research facilities on registration requirements.

An updated Public Search Tool providing access to AWA compliance records launched September 21, 2020.

The use of teachable moments by APHIS ended August 1. All noncompliances are now cited on inspection reports. More details.


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 -
Online Workshop

  • March 6 and 7, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern Time
  • May 8 and 9, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern Time