Animal Regulatory Services

It is CICATS’ goal to ensure that animal welfare is strongly considered in biomedical experimentation. We subscribe to the continuous, emerging regulations and guidelines addressing this issue in laboratory animal care and use.  These resources are referenced in review and oversight of CICATS research involving animals.  UConn Health Center’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Animal Care Committee (ACC) ensures that research with laboratory animals complies with federal, state, and institutional laws and policies.  Investigators and key personnel working with vertebrate animals must document completion of mandatory training at their home institutions.

The CICATS Toolkit provides helpful links and critical information regarding protocols and regulation such as:

  1. Animal Care Institutional Policies;
  2. Resources addressing animal research such as the applicable laws, policies, and guidelines; and
  3. Access to information regarding requirements for IACUC review.

UConn Storrs IACUC  is part of the Office of Research Compliance.  This link includes information on policies, deadlines, forms and more.

Uconn Health’s specific requirements include Animal Care and Use Training information and UConn Health Animal Care Committee (ACC).

Hartford Hospital Human Research Protection Office (HRPP) assists investigators conducting animal research at Hartford Hospital with IACUC review. This website links to all necessary forms and information.

*If you are unsure if your institution has an IACUC, please call your Office of Research or Office of Research Compliance.

Training Requirements by Institution

Mandatory training requirements by institution are provided below. For other institutions, contact your Research Office or Research Compliance Office for more information.

UConn Health

UConn Storrs

Hartford Hospital

Other Helpful Links

Frequently Asked Questions

AAC Protocol Submission

ACC Approved Policies

IACUC Forms 
IACUC Policies 
Quick Links

NIH and Federal Policy

Federal Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

NIH Guidelines for research with transgenic animals and rDNA

NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) reference table for animal experiments that fall under the NIH guidelines

Information from the HHS Office of Extramural Research (OER) Animals in Research

Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals