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Accredited by: AAALAC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the University’s animal care and use program and is responsible for reviewing all animal care applications using vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, inspecting animal facilities and investigator laboratories, investigating animal concerns, and overseeing training and educational programs.

  • NIH/PHS Animal Welfare Assurance Number:D16-00256 (A3410-01)
  • USDA Animal Research Facility Registration Number: 55-R-0004
  • AAALAC Institutional Number: #329 (Last re-accreditation June 2017)

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IACUC Policy, Standards, Guidance, and Templates.

Getting Started

Welcome to UNC! Hereʼs how to get started with your animal research.

Training Requirements

OACU offers a variety of hands-on IACUC training workshops free to UNC-Chapel Hill staff, faculty, and current students.

ACAP Protocol

Application to use live vertebrate animals.


The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals on the UNC-CH campus.


PHS Policy and the NIH Grants Policy Statement require institutions to verify, before award, that the IACUC has reviewed and approved those components of grant applications and contract proposals related to the care and use of animals.

Event Registration

This management system can track event registrants for any type of event and allows for the collection of registration fees via the TouchNet system.

Environment, Health & Safety Related

Use of Hazards in Animal Research, Use of Genetically Modified Agents in Animal Research, Occupational Health Coverage.