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Institutional Compliance

The University of Washington is committed to conducting quality animal research in an ethical and responsible manner to further science and to improve the health of society. The UW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures compliance with federal regulations, reviews all animal use protocols, inspects animal facilities and laboratories and oversees the training and educational programs. The UW’s Office of Animal Welfare provides support to the IACUC and to faculty and researchers utilizing live animals.

Frequently Requested Regulatory Information

Below is a listing of the University of Washington assurances and accreditation numbers and dates that you may need. If your sponsor requires a copy of the associated documents or letters please contact the Office of Animal Welfare,

Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance issued by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Assurance Number: D16-00292 or A3464-01 (either number can be used)
Most Recent OLAW Site Visit (Site 01):  8/28/2012 through 8/31/2012
Most Recent OLAW Site Visit (Site 02): 8/18/2022
Most Recent Assurance Approval Date:  12/29/2020
Assurance Expiration Date: 12/31/2024

AAALAC Accreditation

Reference Assurance: #000523
Most Recent AAALAC Site Visit: 6/22/2023 through 6/30/2023
Most Recent Full Accreditation issued: 11/20/2023

USDA Research Registration

USDA Certificate Number: 91-R-0001
Most Recent USDA Inspection (Site 01): 1/25/2022
Most Recent USDA Inspection (Site 02): 3/28/2022