Supports the research enterprise through submission, negotiation, and administration of externally sponsored programs and confirms compliance with institutional and sponsor regulations.

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Institutional Credentials

  • USDA Registration Number: 33-R-0029
  • NIH Animal Assurance number: A3118-01
  • AAALAC: #00766
  • Accredited campuswide since 6/8/2001


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About Animal Care and Use at Illinois

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides high-quality care and promotes the health and well-being of animals used in research and teaching while ensuring the training and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. The following campus units share the responsibility for the care and welfare of animals used in research and teaching:


Illinois Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

IACUC provides oversight and ensures compliance by inspecting animal care research facilities, recommending improvements, reviewing complaints, and more.

Animal Care Program - Laboratory Animals (ACP-LAB, formerly DAR)

ACP-LAB (formerly DAR) ensures high-quality lab animal care and assists with animal procurement, facility access, pharmaceutical needs, and more. 

Animal Care Progam - Agricultural Animals (ACP-AG, formerly AACUP)

ACP-AG (formerly AACUP) ensures the health and wellbeing of agricultural animals used in research and teaching through trainings, technical assistance, and more.

Occupational Health and Safety Programs (OHS)

OHS helps protect the safety of individuals by organizing mandatory training programs for all working with or exposed to research and teaching animals.