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. 

Questions may be directed to the following:

Dr. Jeremy Bono Michael Sanderson
IACUC Chair Associate Director OSPRI
719-255-3668 719-255-3044





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.  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.


 Wildlife Application


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.  The training must be completed prior to IACUC review.  The CITI training can be accessed at


 Wildlife CITI Training Quick Start Guide


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