9.18 / Animal Use

  1. Policy

    The use of vertebrate animals (e.g., mice, rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, fish, etc.) other than humans in any activity by faculty, staff, or students must be in compliance with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and all amendments and applicable requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must receive, review, and authorize animal use prior to the start of a project. Information describing animal welfare regulations, the WSU Animal Welfare Assurance document, and the form for submission of an animal use protocol are available from the Office of Research and Technology Transfer.