Protocol Submissions (page requires UA NetID). The UA IACUC only accepts protocol submissions through the web-based eSirius 3G program. New Principal Investigators must establish an eSirius account by emailing the IACUC Office with their contact information, including UA NetID.
Orientation: Orientation is available for new Principal Investigators. Contact the IACUC Office to schedule.
See Setting up a lab to perform animal activities for information on establishing a location for live animal activities
See IACUC Do's and Don'ts as a quick reference on IACUC expectations
- USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare website
- OLAW website; includes links to the PHS Policy and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- AAALAC website
Animal health and safety
- IACUC Office: 520-626-1247, 520-626-5304, 520-626-9071
- University Animal Care
- University Animal Care on-call veterinarian - Telephone numbers are posted in each University Animal Care animal facility
Human health and safety
- Campus Health: 520-621-6490 (after hours 520-570-7898)
- Occupational Health: 520-626-6363
- Risk Management Services: 520-621-1790
- Research Laboratory Safety Services: 520-626-6850
- University of Arizona Police Department: 520-621-3507
- IACUC Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
- AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia Updated 10/1/20
- List of FDA approved human drugs
- List of FDA approved veterinary drugs
- For questions about surgical procedures and/or veterinary pre-review of your complete protocol, contact one of the University Animal Care veterinarians
- For an animal emergency, contact the on-call veterinarian. The phone numbers are posted in each University Animal Care animal facility. If the situation is not an emergency, contact one of the University Animal Care veterinarians.
Resources for wildlife researchers
- Guidelines of the American Society for Mammalogists for the Use of Wild Mammals in Research
- Collected resources for investigators and the IACUC - various articles from the ILAR Journal, the Journal of Mammalogy and BioScience
- Cumulative Index for Mammalian Species - summarizes the current understanding of the biology of a single species, including systematics, distribution, fossil history, genetics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and conservation
- Updated guidelines on protection from hantavirus
- Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research
- Permits and permitting
- Bird banding
- West Nile Virus information at the CDC
- Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research
- The Wildlife Society
Signs of mouse pain and distress
The following article describes the development of the "mouse grimace scale", which is a method for determining levels of pain by examining facial expressions. The article includes clear pictures and descriptions of the facial expressions:
Langford, Bailey, Chanda, et al., (2010). Coding of facial expressions of pain in the laboratory mouse. Nature Methods, 7:447-449.
The following article describes methods for determining the health status of mice, and provides guidance on establishing study endpoints based on health status:
Ullman-Culleré and Foltz (1999). Body condition scoring: a rapid and accurate method for assessing health status in mice. Laboratory Animal Science, 49:319-323.
The articles can be accessed through E-Journals at the University of Arizona library.