This site has been established to provide access to all Federal and University animal welfare laws, regulations, policy and guidelines concerning vertebrate animals used in research and teaching. In addition, the latest versions of UAWC protocol review forms are available for downloading.
Information regarding the Office of Veterinary Resouces and its related content has been moved to the OVR website.
For the purpose of writing grant proposals, the Public Health Service (PHS) assurance number for the UAWC is A3317-01.
About the UAWC
- Description of the protocol review process
This review process is to assure humane treatment and compliance with internationally accepted and Federal/State government mandated animal welfare standards.
- Protocol Submission Deadlines
List of Deadline for Receipts and UAWC Meeting Dates
- When to submit an "amendment" or a "revision"
A Principal Investigator's (PI's) research plan may change and evolve while an approved study is in progress especially since protocols are often written and approved before the funding is obtained to commence work using animals.
- How to search for "Alternatives" to painful Procedures
The search for "alternatives" is not optional for investigators conducting research involving vertebrate animals, but is an absolute requirement of all Federal agencies involved with funding for animal research.