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Animal Research Online (ARO)

ARO is a new web-based system designed to manage animal research protocols and the protocol review process. It will improve efficiency and effectiveness and also reduce compliance risk for researchers, IACUC members, and staff.

AAALAC Accredited

The University of Pittsburgh is an AAALAC accredited institution. AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

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Holiday Break
Due to the Thanksgiving break, the IACUC Office will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Applications sent in during this period will not be processed until the University reopens on December 2.
Updates to Training Modules for Investigators Using Animals for Research or Teaching
We just updated the Use of Laboratory Animals in Research and Education module required for all animal users. The module was updated to reflect recent changes in the animal program, and was streamlined by removing the section regarding the management of controlled substances.
Important Changes in the University's Animal Care and Use Program
Effective on January 4, 2019, a number of key changes will occur in the leadership of the University’s animal care and use program.