Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


The conduct of ethical research is a long-standing tradition at Colorado State University (CSU). Part of this tradition is a continuing dedication to the humane and ethical care of animals used in research, teaching, and testing. This dedication, as well as applicable federal regulations, requires CSU to maintain a supervisory committee for the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. This committee is known as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or IACUC.

The IACUC reviews and regulates the use of animals for both research, teaching, and testing. The IACUC and the Attending Veterinarian have oversight and responsibility for CSU’s Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) and the animal facilities, including satellite campuses where animals are used for research, teaching, and testing. Twice a year, the IACUC inspects CSU’s facilities and reviews the ACUP.

The IACUC also serves as a resource for CSU researchers in all aspects of animal welfare in research. The IACUC Coordinators serve as liaisons between the IACUC and researchers by answering questions, sending out and following up on IACUC correspondence, tracking protocol status, providing training, and answering any questions CSU researchers or their collaborators may have about CSU IACUC and their procedures.

CSU IACUC Accreditation, Assurance, and Registration:

CSU Unit 000834, AAALAC Accredited Units

  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS)
  • College of Natural Sciences (CNS)
  • College of Applied Human Sciences (CAHS)
  • Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR)

CSU OLAW Assurance #D16-00345 (A3572-01); effective July 06, 2022 through June 30, 2026

CSU USDA Registered Research Facility, #84-R-0003

Committee Statistics:

Type of ReviewOverall Average Days to Approve
AmendmentsDesignated Review (DR) & Full Committee Review (FCR)16 days
Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC)3 days
NewDesignated Review (DR)21 days
Full Committee Review (FCR)36 days


Time period: January 2022 to December 2022, Metrics are in calendar days and AVERAGES; Amendments do not include administrative amendments.