University of Montana Accreditation by OLAW, USDA and AAALAC
The University of Montana has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International since 1967. UM has a long, proud tradition of humane, proper use of laboratory research animals for biological and biomedical research. The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources provides resources and services for animal husbandry and the proper use of animals in research programs at the University. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) serves as an independent oversight committee responsible for monitoring all University associated animal care and use. The presence of an IACUC and the IACUC’s responsibility to assure adherence to federal, state, and institutional guidelines for all animal careand use are monitored by accrediting agencies that include AAALAC, the Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/Office of Lab Animal Welfare (OLAW) and the United Sates Department of Agriculture.
For the purpose of writing grant proposals (face page of PHS 398), the PHS Assurance number is A3327-01 for the University of Montana.