The University of Cincinnati (UC) Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) encompasses Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS, the animal facilities) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) office. We are committed to facilitating research and education while providing the highest quality animal care. Our program is fully AAALAC accredited and you can view our last USDA inspection report on the APHIS website. Additionally, boilerplate information for grant application submissions (including assurance numbers, expiration dates, and facility descriptions) is available.
Our ACUP offices oversee all activities conducted by or at the university that have a direct impact on animals which includes veterinary care, policies and procedures, personnel and program management and oversight, occupational health and safety, IACUC functions, and animal facility design and management. We strive to support scientific advancement and teaching while maintaining full compliance.