University of Washington (UW) is committed to conducting quality animal research in an ethical and responsible manner to further science and to improve the health of society. The UW's Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) provides support to the UW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), as well as, to researchers utilizing live vertebrate animals for teaching and research.
The IACUC reviews all animal use protocols, ensures compliance with federal regulations, inspects animal facilities and laboratories and oversees training and educational programs. The OAW serves as a resource to faculty, investigators, technicians, students, staff, and administrators.
Frequently Requested Regulatory Information
Below is a listing of University of Washington assurances and accreditation numbers and dates that you may need. If your sponsor requires a copy of the associated documents or letters please contact the Manager of Program Operations, Office of Animal Welfare, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance issued by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
USDA Research Registration