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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

About the IACUC

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures the humane care and use of animals in teaching and research at the University of Idaho by:

  • Reviewing requests to use vertebrate animals in teaching, research, and demonstrations
  • Reviewing the U of I's animal care program
  • Inspecting animal facilities for compliance with animal welfare and occupational health standards
  • Providing training to faculty, staff, and students on the humane care and use of vertebrate animals
  • Making recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development regarding the care of experimental animals
  • Investigating any concerns raised regarding the care and use of animals within the university

Have questions about VERAS? Visit our FAQ page or contact the IACUC

Watch this video that provides an overview of the University of Idaho IACUC process on YouTube.

See APM Chapter 45.1 for a detailed description of IACUC functions.

New U of I Emergency Campus Veterinarian Contact Number

For veterinary emergencies involving university owned animals, please use our new contact number, 208-885-1187. To request a veterinary consult, or to report non-emergency animal cases, contact the Campus Veterinarian at 208-885-8958 or

IACUC Electronic System

Questions or comments may be directed to the IACUC Coordinator at or 208-885-7252.

Office of Research Assurances

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-2142


Web: ORA Website