ACUC Health Sciences

The ACUC: Health Sciences board operates two panels.

  • Health Sciences 1 generally reviews less invasive (e.g., Category of Invasiveness B, some C) health sciences and biomedical studies, commonly involving small laboratory animals (primarily rodents).
  • Health Sciences 2 generally reviews studies with a higher level of invasiveness (e.g., Category of Invasiveness C-E) for health sciences and biomedical studies involving the use of small laboratory animals (primarily rodents), as well as larger mammals.

Health Sciences 1: 2023

Health Sciences 2: 2023

Review Timelines: All new applications require review by the full committee. While time to final approval is dependent on a number of factors, applicants can expect to receive comments from the committee's review within 10 business days after the meeting.

Submission Deadline

To ensure timely processing, please submit your applications in advance of the Submission Deadline date as indicated above. This will allow sufficient time for your study to receive the necessary approvals from the Animal Service Unit, which may take several business days.

Animal Service Unit

Health Sciences Laboratory Animal Services (HSLAS) is responsible for providing veterinarian oversight and animal support services specifically for the protocols reviewed by the Health Sciences ACUC.

Please note that Health Sciences Laboratory Animal Services (HSLAS) primarily focuses on research, teaching, and testing involving laboratory animals, with an emphasis on rodents.


For more information, contact Health Sciences Laboratory Animal Services (HSLAS) by:

Phone: 780-492-3040
Fax: 780-492-7083