To assure safety, maintenance, care and use of vertebrate animals and to comply with federal, state, and local laws, the University requires that prior to initiation, all course work and research projects involving vertebrate animals be reviewed and approved by the IACUC. This policy applies, regardless of the source of funding, to all biomedical, behavioral, teaching, training, and clinical research involving vertebrate animals performed by faculty, staff, and students of the University.
The Office of Animal Welfare has moved!
Our new location is:
3800 Spruce St., Suite 151E (Old Vet Quad)
Please note that phone numbers and email addresses have not changed as a result of the move.
OAW/EHRS Controlled Substances Disposal Event
November 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stellar-Chance Laboratories, Room 104
Inventory forms must be received by EHRS by 4:00 PM on November 10, 2017
The Office of Animal Welfare is happy to announce that Robert DeAngelis, who joined the office three years ago as the Protocol Specialist/IACUC Administrator, will now serve as the Assistant Director of IACUC Administration! Please join us in congratulating Rob on his new position!
ask BEN is a new search tool that can be used to find answers to your most frequently asked IACUC questions. Please click on the ask Ben icon to launch the application.
As of April 1, 2011, ARIES is required for all submissions other than Salary Support (Form F) or those related to current paper Form Ds.
The Animal Research Information & Electronic Submissions (ARIES) is now available to researchers at Penn. ARIES is a secure, web-based protocol and submission application.
ARIES allows the creation, submission, electronic routing, tracking, and managing of IACUC protocol submissions. Additionally, users have the ability to submit Amendments, 3-Year Renewals, Continuing Reviews, Exemption Requests, and Housing Applications associated with IACUC protocols that have been created within the ARIES system.
You can find out more information, including how to access ARIES, by viewing the IACUC Submissions page.
Download a copy of the ARIES User Guide.Please contact
for any ARIES-related questions.