Research Services

Animal Resource Facility

The Creighton University animal care and use program has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 2005.


This process provides continuing voluntary peer review of Creighton University?s program by internationally recognized experts. The institution is registered as a research facility by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Animal Welfare Act. The care and use of animals used for research at Creighton University is based on national guidelines and Federal Regulations including:


The U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training;

The USDA implementing regulations (9CFR) of the Animal Welfare Act;

U.S. Public Health Service Policy Assurance for the Care and Use of Animals negotiated with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW); and

The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (The Guide) (seethe Creighton University IACUC Policies and Procedures, for care of animals housed outside the Creighton University Animal Resource Facility).


Creighton University is committed to providing its research community with a safe, clean, humane, and efficient Animal Resource Facility (ARF). The Creighton University ARF Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are intended to provide guidance to ARF Personnel, Principal Investigators, and Research Personnel at Creighton University regarding the following:


Animal Health and Care;

Veterinary Medical Care;

ARF Maintenance; and

Occupational Health and Safety of ARF Personnel.