UK Office of Research Integrity

Humane Animal Care

Any person who witnesses or suspects abuse of animals in UK research or teaching is encouraged to report their concern to: 1-866-400-9428. No adverse action will be taken against anyone making a report. You are NOT required to give your name.

Accreditation and Assurances

PHS assurance number A3336-01
USDA number 61-R
AAALAC, Intl. Unit # 13 Most recent Accreditation date: November 6, 2012

Online IACUC Protocol Applications

New Principal Investigators should complete and submit the eSirius Account Request Form to set up their online account. When you have your eSirius logon ID and password, click here to go to the Online IACUC Protocol Submission site.

IACUC Inspection Schedule

IACUC Required Semiannual Inspections: Most inspections of animal housing and animal usage areas will be announced. Announced inspections are listed on the IACUC Calendar once they have been scheduled.

IACUC Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures

The IACUC has developed policies, guidelines, and procedures to help the researcher and the University to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. The most recently updated documents are shown below. The entire list may be viewed or downloaded here.

May 15, 2013: The IACUC amended and approved "IACUC Document 109: Humane Use Pain Classifications". This document provides guildelines for the classificaiton of animal use into the Humane Animal Use Categories used at the University of Kentucky.

April 17, 2013: The IACUC amended and approved "IACUC Document 103: Euthanasia". This document establishes policies and provides guidelines for the performance of euthanasia on laboratory animal species.

December 12, 2012: The IACUC amended and approved "IACUC Document 106: Training and Continuing Education Requirements". This document describes the initial and continuing education requirement for IACUC members and and all personnel working with animals.



Need a Statistical Consultant?

The SSTARS Center for Statistical Computing Support stands ready to assist the researcher in justifying the numbers to assure statistical validity. Please call 257-9260 or 257-2641 to make an appointment with a consultant. Or click here to make an online request.