Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The IACUC's mission is to ensure the proper care and humane treatment of animals. The Committee's responsibility is to develop, review, and monitor all animal facilities and care practices within the institution for compliance with federal legislation, agency regulations, and local laws. The IACUC is responsible for the dissemination of information related to approved methods of animal care to individuals who use animals in research, teaching, or demonstration programs at Georgetown University.


The new electronic system has been delayed a couple of weeks.  Due to this delay the IACUC office will accept submissions for the March Meeting in TOPAZ.

Please contact the IACUC office if you are planning to submit for the March Meeting.

To access Topaz, click the link below:

Note:TOPAZ is currently not working in Google Chrome but should be working in all other web browers.



Policies/Std. Procedures that have been approved in 2015 (see policy page)

IACUC Policy: Food and Fluid Regulation in Rodents (11-17-15)

IACUC Policy: Euthanasia of Research Animals (8-18-15)

IACUC Policy: Prolonged Restraint (8-18-15)

IACUC Policy: Monitoring of Genetically Modified Animals (7-21-15)

IACUC Policy: Isoflurane Anesthesia (7-21-15)

IACUC Standard Procedure- Oral Gavage Rodents (5-19-15)

IACUC Policy: Acclimation Period in Laboratory Animals (5-19-15)

IACUC Policy: Rodent Surgery and Post-Operative Care (2-23-15)

IACUC Policy: Testing of Biological Materials to be Introduced into Rodents (2-23-15)