AAALAC Site Visitors ended their 4-day accreditation assessment with a public Exit Briefing in Cole Hall on October 18. They praised many aspects of the UCSF animal care and use program. They offered some suggestions to further improve animal health and welfare, human health and safety. At this stage of the review, UCSF has no Mandatory items for correction that would impede continued full accreditation. AAALAC’s official decision is expected in January 2019
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Mission and Vision

UCSF – Institutional Animal Care Use Committee is “Advancing Health Worldwide” by promoting humane care and use of animal subjects in research.

The IACUC oversees all UCSF research and instruction that involves vertebrate animals, in order to ensure that the highest ethical and animal welfare standards are met through all applicable federal, state, and University laws and regulations.


OLAW Assurance

Assurance Number: #A3400-01

Expires: 2/28/2019


USDA Registration

Customer Number #9199

Registration #93-R-0440

Expires: 09/15/2020



AAALAC Accreditation

Accreditation #001084

Effective Date: June 14, 2004

Updated Accreditation: March 7, 2016


California Department of
Fish & Wildlife

Permit # 1736

Expiration Date: 1/6/2019