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University Animal Welfare Committee

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

  • 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.
  • What is a "Major" protocol Change
    Examples of change in animal use procedures that could affect animal welfare and are generally considered to be major (significant), therefore warranting a revision and rewrite of the protocol for UAWC review.
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