University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students. UAC is devoted to maintaining a safe environment that minimizes the risk of disease or injury to the animals and the personnel who work with them. UAC maintains accreditation by AAALAC International, the gold standard for animal care and use programs.
OSIRIS-REx 101: Brush up on the basics before Bennu's sample touches down
Ahead of Sunday's sample delivery, learn about the asteroid, the spacecraft and the people starring in the historic OSIRIS-REx mission, which will launch decades of scientific research and could help explain the origins of the solar system and life itself.