COVID-19 Update: As CU Boulder continues to closely monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 the IACUC office realizes the importance of your continuing research.  As a precaution, with the ongoing concern about the spread of this disease and the safety of IACUC personnel, the IACUC office will be closed to visitors. Rest assured that our office will be handling your protocols, amendments etc. as we understand the importance of your research. The IACUC office staff are working remotely during this time and IACUC meetings are occurring, as scheduled, via Zoom.These are unique times, and we ask for your continued patience and flexibility as we endeavor to meet your needs. For further updates to the coronavirus see:


As an added benefit the IACUC staff are available for Zoom meetings should you need assistance etc. You may email or to arrange a Zoom meeting with staff.


Contact CU Boulder IACUC  Report an Animal Welfare Concern

  • OAR includes our Institutional Veterinarian and all the animal care staff who see to the daily needs of our animals.
  • The IACUC consists of scientists, non-scientists and community members with the goal of facilitating ethically responsible non-human animal research and providing oversight over the entire Animal Care & Use Program. 

All research, teaching and testing projects conducted by faculty, staff or students involving vertebrate animal subjects at CU Boulder must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to engaging in the research or other endeavors.

If you will be performing animal research at CU Boulder as a Principal Investigator, there is a great deal of information that you are responsible for knowing. We are here to help you and provide you with the information you need to conduct your work. Please use the navigation on your right to explore the resources available on our website.