Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)​

At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, animal use Principal Investigators, student researchers and animal care staff are committed to the humane treatment of animals used in research, education, and demonstration. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all vertebrate animal use sponsored by any UWSP unit or performed at UWSP campuses and/or its assets. Vertebrate animals are described as any non-human mammal, birds, cold-blooded animals such as fish, reptiles and amphibians, or newly hatched chick, fry, or larval form of such vertebrates. Eggs prior to hatching, or dead animals, unless expressly killed for research or examination purposes, do not fall under IACUC purview.

The Animal Care and Use Program is managed in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the AVMA Guidelines, and taxon-specific guidelines for wildlife. This oversight is in compliance with federal Animal Welfare Act Regulations and PHS Policy.

IACUC oversees animal use for research, teaching, entertainment/outreach or exhibition/special activities in the following settings:

  1. Sponsored by any unit of UW Stevens Point
  2. In collaboration with another institution
  3. Sponsored by a non-UWSP affiliated unit at a UWSP site

*New submission process* 
Submit all forms for IACUC review 
​Reach out to​ with questions, please do not submit forms via email.​