IACUC 101 Series


The IACUC 101 Series is an educational program designed to provide IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) members, administrators, veterinarians, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory personnel, and compliance officers information about the role and responsibilities of the IACUC, including an understanding of federal policies and regulations governing laboratory animal welfare. The faculty consists of nationally recognized experts and representatives from private and academic biomedical research institutions, OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC International.

IACUC 101: The Basics

IACUC 101: The Basics is a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals. Participants have the opportunity to practice what they have learned when they are challenged to consider, deliberate, and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios.

IACUC 201: Beyond the Basics

IACUC 201: Beyond The Basics is a highly interactive advanced program that builds on the basics and provides multiple opportunities to engage in real life applications of the basic concepts with the goals of learning new approaches and gaining new perspectives for managing issues that many animal care and use programs face. The course includes several active learning sessions as well as question and answer sessions with representatives of OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC.

IACUC 301: Scenarios

IACUC 301: Scenarios is a full day of IACUC scenarios that address a mix of straight forward to complex situations interspersed with Q&A sessions. Topics will include IACUC membership, protocol review, semiannual review, pain and distress, and more.


Date Location Host Organization Program & Registration
11/06/19 - 11/08/19 Houston, TX Rice University IACUC 101/201/301 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer
2020 Schedule - coming soon!      

Continuing Education

IACUC 101: The Basics is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) in the Registry for Approved Continuing Education (RACE) for 6.5 hours of continuing education credits. IACUC 201: Beyond the Basics is approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credits. IACUC 301: Scenarios is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education credits. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


This program is supported, in part, by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


The IACUC 101 Series program is planned, coordinated and administered by:

Mary Lou James
Regulatory Compliance Consultant
Phone: 314-997-6896
Email: mljames@socket.net


Questions and comments can be
emailed to olaw@od.nih.gov
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