New Principal Investigator?

If you are a new Principal Investigator (PI) who will be using animals in teaching, research, or testing at the University of Washington, please read through the New PI Information and FAQs page.

The Times They Are A Changin’….

The IACUC recently updated its policies on rodent and finfish euthanasia to reflect changes in the 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia. Check out the new policy for rodent euthanasia here and information on finfish euthanasia can be found here.

Size Matters: New Tailing Policy

The IACUC approved a new rodent genotyping policy at the July 2013 meeting. In short, the new tailing guideline allows up to 3 mm of tissue to be removed in mice ≤ 28 days of age without anesthesia or analgesia. Any deviations require strong scientific justification and a separate approval from the IACUC. Check out […]

Save The Date: IBC deadlines/BUA Applications

If your study involves biohazards, used in vivo or in vitro, then it must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) through the submission of a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application or a Request for Change to a BUA. This is ensures that biohazardous materials are handled properly from receipt, through use […]

F/AIR Canisters Got You Down?

Once your F/AIR canister increases in weight by 50g, it should be disposed of through EH&S chemical waste (rather than your regular lab trash). For EH&S pick up, just submit a Chemical Waste Collection Request online. They also accept requests by fax (206-685-2915) or email (