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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

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Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A4572-01

This committee includes representatives from the academic departments in which research on animals is performed, a consulting veterinarian, and at least one representative member of the surrounding community. It reviews and approves protocols submitted by faculty who wish to use animals in their research, conducts inspections of the animal care facility, and makes recommendations to the University administration on changes and improvements that may be necessary in order to provide optimal and humane care of the animals in the facility.

New IACUC Application (see below)

The UNF IACUC has developed a new version of the IACUC application for faculty and staff to use when applying to use animals for research or teaching purposes. The older version of the IACUC application will no longer be accepted as of April 1st 2015. All new IACUC submissions must now include the new version of the IACUC application (see below).

UNF IACUC Application (new version)

If the new IACUC form is not working for you, first make sure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or another Adobe Acrobat program downloaded on your computer. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free online. Then, try right clicking the document link above (if using a Mac, hold down the Ctrl button and then click the link), then select the option for "Save link as..." or "Save target as..." and save the document to your computer. Then, open the Adobe Acrobat Reader program (or Adobe Acrobat Standard or Adobe Acrobat Pro if you have those programs rather than reader). Within the Adobe Acrobat program, open up the file you previously saved to your computer (click file, then select open, select the form from where you saved it previously and then click open). If you are still having technical difficulties, please contact the UNF ITS department (904-620-4357 or For the most accurate service, ITS suggests that you title your email to ITS as "PDF Form Issue on the UNF Website."


Draft of IACUC Standard Operating Procedures

The UNF IACUC has developed draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) and sought comment from the UNF community. The comment period has ended (comments were accepted through 1/17/2014). The comments are in the process of being incorporated into the draft. Once the SOPs have been finalized, a final version will be posted on this website. If you have questions, please contact a research integrity administrator (904-620-2455 or

Anonymous Reporting

Anonymously report possible problems with animal welfare related to teaching and research at UNF. The results of this survey are provided to the UNF IACUC. You can also contact the UNF IACUC by email ( or by phone (904) 620-5091. If you have questions, please contact a research integrity administrator.

Forms and Guidance

Meeting Schedule

The IACUC meets on an as-needed basis. If you believe your project requires IACUC approval, please e-mail a research integrity administrator at for assistance.