The Animal Care & Use Program at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is comprised of the Office of Animal Resources (OAR), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Occupational Health, and all the researchers who are active in labs or in the field. OAR includes our Institutional Veterinarian and all the animal care staff who see to the daily needs of our animals. The IACUC is made up of scientists, non-scientists, and community members with the goal of facilitating ethically responsible non-human animal research and providing oversight over the entire animal care and use program.
All research, teaching, and testing projects conducted by faculty, staff, or students involving vertebrate animal subjects CU Boulder must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to engaging in the research or other endeavors. If you will be doing animal research at CU Boulder as a Principal Investigator, there is a great deal of information that you are responsible for knowing. We are here to help you and provide you with the information you need to conduct your work.