Conferences and Workshops
IACUC-101 Workshop - A course in IACUC issues and the IACUC process. Held at sponsoring institutions all over the US throughout the year. 2016 IACUC 101 and IACUC 301: 101® in conjunction with PRIM&R, Seattle, WA, March 30, 2016
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, 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
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.
An IACUC Member's Guide to Animal Facility Inspections - free, online course addressing the regulatory requirements for conducting facility inspections. Includes a "virtual" animal facility and inspection tips.
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 six 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.
Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial
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, ARENA & OLAW, 2nd Ed., 2002: In PDF via their Website or email to order a paper copy.
Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals, the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), 2002.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Guidelines - 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
Glossary of common abbreviations and acronyms used in laboratory animal research
Managing Inspections - A resource from the New Jersey Biomedical Research Association (PDF)
Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research: Cases for Teaching and Assessment. 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.