Animal Care and Use Committee


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Arkansas Tech University endorses and supports the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching. In accordance with federal law and university policy, the university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with overseeing compliance with federal regulations related to the treatment and use of animals for purposes of research or teaching. The goal of IACUC is to interpret federal regulations practically and in a reasonable matter and to encourage and promote research and teaching, while being mindful of applicable regulations to always ensure the safe care of animals.

IACUC must approve any activity involving the use of live vertebrate animals. These activities include on-site research or teaching, agricultural research or teaching, and field research or teaching. Faculty members may find a separate application for each activity on this site. Also included is an administrative cover sheet, which must always be completed by the faculty member(s) and submitted with the appropriate application. Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for applications to be reviewed. Applications should be emailed to



Courses for animal research

CITI offers courses on animal research to include both lab and farm animals. To login or register an account, please select the CITI Home Page link below. For first time users, select Register at the top right of the screen. Register under Organization Affiliation, not Independent Learner. Under Select Your Organization, type Arkansas Tech University. Then, select the choice provided by CITI. Check both boxes provided, and continue to create a profile and setup a CITI username and password.

Instructions to add a course may be found by selecting the CITI Enrollment Instructions link below. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (479) 880-4329 or for any questions regarding registering an account or adding a course.

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