Semiannual Inspections

Semi-annual IACUC Inspections



Announcing the upcoming November-December semi-annual IACUC inspections of all areas on the Central and Waterfront Campus (CWC) where animals are housed, used or taken will begin in November and will continue through December.

Below are some of the things Committee members may look for or ask you about when they visit your lab:

  • Your IACUC protocol and how you can access it
  • How often the lab personnel meet with the PI to discuss modifications to the IACUC protocol or review the IACUC protocol
  • Most recent certification of anesthetic vaporizer (annual certification required)
  • Proper scavenging of volatile anesthetics
  • Rodent Use Area sign posted next to areas where animal work is done
  • Survival surgery area (make sure that there is a sterile field above the surgical area)
  • Proper storage of controlled drugs, including a drug use log
  • Unlabeled containers, expired drugs
  • Carcass disposal
  • Proper protective equipment (PPE, attire), for ABSL1, ABSL2, ABSL3 work
  • Proper transportation of animals to and from the lab
  • Documentation of monthly flushing of eye wash stations in labs


Questions?  Contact the IACUC staff.

Central and Waterfront Campus (CWC): call (503) 494-8408 or email us.