University Policy on the Use of Animals

All research, teaching or extension activities utilizing animals owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) or conducted in UNL facilities, performed by university faculty, students, staff, or representatives of other institutions will be reviewed and approved by the UNL IACUC prior to starting the project.

UNL is registered as a research and teaching facility with both the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Public Health Service (PHS) and accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Thus, the care and use of animals at UNL is regulated by The Animal Welfare Act and by this institution’s commitment to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) through its institutional assurance statement. This requires adherence to the Animal Welfare Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching.