An Accredited Program
- Date of most recent AAALAC accreditation: 11-19-2019
- Date of first AAALAC accreditation: 02-15-1980
- Copy of AAALAC accreditation letter (pdf)
The Animal Care and Use Committee at University of Virginia is responsible for oversight of the animal care and use programs, facilities and procedures and to ensure the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of animals being used for research, testing, and education.
The IACUC is also responsible for reviewing all animal use protocols, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories, overseeing training and educational programs, and ensuring that investigators are covered by an occupational health program. The IACUC also serves as a resource for faculty, investigators, technicians, students, and staff, further ensuring that all research, teaching, and testing are conducted in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. At the University of Virginia, the members of IACUC are appointed by the Institutional Official, the Vice President for Research.
Before any investigator purchases, obtains, or works with vertebrate animals, an animal research protocol must be submitted for review and approval by the UVA IACUC (ACUC).
The University is a USDA registered research facility.
USDA Registration # 52-R-0011
Valid through 08-22-2023
- Copy of USDA Registration certificate- valid through August 22, 2023 (pdf)
The University of Virginia has a PHS Assurance on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
PHS Assurance # A3245-01
Valid through 06-30-2023