Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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Getting Started

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Resources and Training


See below for links to templates to assist with IACUC submissions and review.





Penn State IACUC Regulatory Information

  • USDA Registration: 23-R-0021
  • Animal Welfare Assurance (OLAW) #:  D16-00086 (A3141-01)
  • AAALAC Accreditation Status:  Full accreditation, Unit #001010 
  • Institutional Official:  The Institutional Official for the University is Candice Yekel, Associate Vice President for Research.


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