Conferences and Workshops

IACUC-101™ Series - courses designed to provide information on the role and responsibilities of IACUCs and an understanding of federal policies and regulations governing the care and use of animals in research and education.

IACUC Training Workshops from Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) - A day-long course presented by SCAW and held at regional venues. Topics vary but are pertinent to IACUC members and administrators, veterinarians, and compliance and animal care staff.

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, AWIC, USDA. Information on AWIC's 1.5 day workshop in Maryland. Website contains the slide presentations in several formats.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) - educational conferences pertaining to IACUCs, animal care and use programs, and ethical research and Short Courses, "in-person" courses for anyone responsible for ensuring ethical practices in human subjects research or animal care and use.

Online Training Resources

AALAS Learning Library - Online courses on IACUC member responsibilities, preparing animal use protocols, and the regulatory mandates that govern animal research are directed at IACUCs and researchers. In a virtual campus environment, the AALAS Learning library also offers online courses on technician training, occupational health, species biomethodology, biosafety, management, technical animal care and use, and professional development. Free preview of selected courses.

Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education Project 
The ICARE Project is an interagency initiative of the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH OLAW), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ICARE educational modules, which include a PowerPoint presentation, were developed collaboratively for IACUC members and staff, and IACUCs may modify them for their own needs.

Massachusetts Society for Medical Research - Online training for community members. This 6-week online course provides training for community members on animal care and use, regulations and other mandates, and important information about the community member's unique and vital role on the IACUC.

OLAW Guidance - Commentary on Lab Animal Protocol Review columns. Includes an archive of all prior articles. OLAW also maintains a Topic Index to access guidance by subject matter.

OLAW Online Seminars - A free webinar series to help IACUCs and IOs explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals.

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial

USDA - Role of Attending Veterinarians under the Animal Welfare Act: training video and script file

Publications and Bibliographies

AAALAC's list of IACUC resources on their website

The Care and Feeding of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: The Organization and Management of an IACUC. Eds.: Petrie and Wallace, CRC Press, 2015.

The IACUC Administrator’s Guide to Animal Program Management, CRC Press, 2016.

The IACUC Handbook, 3rd edition. Eds.: Silverman, Suckow, Murthy. CRC Press, 2014.

Information Resources for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC), National Agricultural Library, USDA.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (PDF) or email to order a paper copy, ARENA & OLAW, 2nd Ed., 2002.

Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals (PDF), the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), 2002.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Guidelines (PDF) - two-page checklist, USDA/APHIS/AC.

OLAW Semiannual Program Review and Facility Inspection Checklist - checklist to help institutions conduct a thorough semiannual inspection and program review


Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research: Cases for Teaching and Assessment. (PDF), Materials for teaching the responsible conduct of science in college and university science courses. Developed at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University-Bloomington.