Research Involving Animals (IACUC)


Research Involving Animals (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by law to provide oversight for all animal care and use activity at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Please contact the IACUC if you plan to use animals for any purpose on or off campus related to UCCS functions or activities.



At this point, UCCS does not have a Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/Office of Lab Animal Welfare (OLAW) accreditation. For this reason, it is currently only permissible to conduct non-federally funded research with wildlife. Please carefully review and fill out the IACUC Wildlife Research Application . Should your research involve laboratory animals, please make sure to contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity (OSPRI) as early as possible to get the appropriate procedures and safeguards in place.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Jeremy Bono           Kama King
IACUC Chair Research Compliance Program Director
719-255-3668 719-255-3903


If your research involves laboratory animals, contact the OSPRI as early as possible.  The IACUC Chair may be reached at 719-255-3668 or

IACUC Wildlife CITI Training is required for all personnel including PIs and Co-PIs involved in human subjects research. Our Wildlife CITI Training Quick Start Guide will help guide you through the beginning of the process. The training must be completed prior to IACUC review. CITI training can be accessed at .


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