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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 Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office (RICRO) provides administrative services for the IACUC. Two staff members are assigned as IACUC Coordinators. With their knowledge of federal regulations and CSU policies, the IACUC Coordinators serve as liaisons between the IACUC and investigators by answering questions, issuing and following up on IACUC correspondence, tracking protocol status, providing training, solving problems and generally troubleshooting.

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 June 19, 2018 through June 30, 2022 

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

  Type of Review Overall Average Days to Approve
Amendments Designated Review (DR) & Full Committee Review (FCR) 16 days
Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) 5 days
New Designated Review (DR) 23 days
Full Committee Review (FCR) 40 days

Time period: January 2021 to December 2021, Metrics are in calendar days and AVERAGES; Amendments do not include administrative amendments.