Animal Use & Care

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The University of South Alabama has implemented an electronic method for submission and review of all IACUC protocols and amendments. All submissions regardless of type shall be handled through the IRBNet portal/management system. 

Policies and Guidelines
IACUC Review

The University of South Alabama's Assurance of Compliance with Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals is as follows:

Assurance Number: A3288-01
Effective Date: December 14, 2015
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

AAALAC* accredited since March 2, 1999
*Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International AAALAC Accreditation Letter

Use The USA Whistleblower.

Individuals who suspect misconduct have several reporting options:
  • Whistleblower Phone Line/Voice Mail: (251) 460-6393
  • E-mail:
  • Downloadable form: Whistleblower Hotline Submittal Form
  • Mail: Internal Audit, 307 University Blvd, Rm. 180 AD Mobile, AL 36688
  • Fax: (251) 461-1497

The Chief Audit Officer will receive and review reports and then determine the appropriate action to be taken. If requested, the Chief Audit Officer will try to keep your identity confidential.