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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
Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Program Review: Joint RFI from OLAW and USDA for reducing administrative burden for animal researchers; deadline: August 01, 2022


Animal Welfare Act Standards for Birds (last modified 11/9/2020)
Standards in development. See listening session transcripts and written comments. Comment period extended to May 25, 2022.

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 will end as of August 1. All noncompliances will now be cited on inspection reports. More details.


PRIM&R - Annual Conference

  • November 14–18, 2022; Salt Lake City, UT

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

  • December 5–6, 2022; San Antonio, Texas


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

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW):

USDA: Animal Welfare Information Center - Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

  • October 19, 2022; Online