Our Purpose

The mission of WVU's Office of Lab Animal Resources (OLAR) is to provide the highest quality care to all animals under its supervision, and to offer guidance, support and training to all members of the research community. OLAR does this in a manner which promotes the policies set forth by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The IACUC's role is to oversee compliance by personnel with regard to federal, state and local regulations and guidelines, all of which have been established to promote the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching.