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Animal Care & Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a body of faculty and staff who review animal research proposals to ensure they adhere to ethical standards and federal regulations for the protection of animal subjects.

Please email any questions to Leah Vargas, Research Integrity and Compliance Officer, or Jeff Calton, IACUC Chair.

Three R's of Research


Training for the ethical use of animals in research must be completed prior to new submissions and is required of all protocol personnel. This training is offered online by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at no cost to you. Training must be completed every three years while studies are active.

Please use the registration manual below to select the correct Laboratory Animal Welfare course and species specific electives.

CITI Registration Manual

Submit a Protocol

First-time Cayuse users can request a new profile by completing the form below. Access should be available within one business day.

Cayuse Access Request

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Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

All concerns reported to the IACUC will remain confidential. You may also use the online form to submit anonymous concners.

Submit Online


IACUC Office: (916) 278-5674
CSUS Whistleblower Hotline: (800) 952-5665


Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Library 2520 (MS 6093)
Sacramento, CA 95819


Occupational Health & Safety Program (OHSP)

All animal personnel must read the OHSP Packet and complete a Risk Assessment and Medical Evaluation prior to frequent contact with animals.

Each animal facility must have 1) a Health Care Services Facility Poster posted in the lab, 2) a Zoonotic Disease Poster posted outside of the lab, and 3) a Reporting Concerns poster in the lab. Please access our SharePoint for all documents.

IACUC Occupational Health & Safety Program