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OAW was created in February 2009 as a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research. OAW manages administrative support, inspection, and compliance functions for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). More>>


In mid-August 2010, the Office of Animal Welfare will be moving. Both the administrative and compliance divisions will be located in room 76 of the Variety Club Research Center (VCRC). Campus mail should still be sent to 420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 79, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Electronic correspondence can be sent to

Please stayed tuned for any further changes. Thank you!


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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all projects involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and to minimize any animal pain that might occur. This includes research, teaching, and display of University of Minnesota-owned animals.


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