The University of Montana Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by law to provide oversight for all animal care and use activity at the University of Montana (UM). Care and use of animals for teaching or research purposes are the most common activities. The Department of Lab Animal Resources (LAR) provides the necessary services and information for proper, humane care and use of animals whether for wildlife studies, biomedical research, instructional purposes, or other venues.

Please contact the IACUC Manager ( first if you plan to use laboratory animals for any purpose related to University of Montana functions or activities.

Additional Contacts:

Zach Scott, PhD, JD
Assoc. Vice President, ORCS 

Scott Wetzel, PhD
Associate Professor
(406) 243-2168

Animal Use Protocol Application

Use these links to apply for a UM wildlife or laboratory animal use protocol (AUP). All care and use of animals related to UM functions or activities requires prior acquisition of an IACUC-approved AUP. These links contain the proper forms, instructions, and information to acquire an IACUC-approved AUP.

Occupational Safety & Health

If you are visiting LAR or work on the premises you should know about potential exposure to hazards and risks associated with the facilities and you should participate in the IACUC Occupational Safety & Health (OS&H) program. Select the site where you will be visiting for OS&H information: