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IACUC Contacts & Links

March 16, 2020: Until further notice, the IACUC Office is conducting all business remotely. Additionally, the IACUC Office is currently short-staffed and receiving an unusually high number of incoming requests. We ask you allow additional time for protocol and amendment submissions and appreciate your patience as we experience delays in our response and review times.

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eSirius Training Videos 
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Instructions to sign up for the "IACUC-Users" listserv

Report an Adverse/Unanticipated Event
Report an Animal Welfare Concern
Report Non-Adherence to Protocol

IACUC Officer:

IACUC Specialists:
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Mailing Address
PO Box 210409
Tucson, AZ 85719

IACUC Customer Service Survey


Information for new PIs

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

Regulatory Resources

  • 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

Veterinary resources

Resources for wildlife researchers

American Society for Mammalogists

The Ornithological Council

The American Fisheries Society

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

American Society of Primatologists

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.