Neurosciences Research

Lifespan Animal Welfare Resources

The Animal Welfare Committee (IACUC) is a committee made up of scientists and community members who ensure that research involving animal subjects is well planned and ethical.

IMPORTANT: If you are a principal investigator planning to use live, vertebrate animals for researchresearch training, or biological testing, you must adhere to requirements in the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations. IACUC review and approval is required before any project using animals is initiated.

Animal Welfare Committee
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Assurance number A3922-01, Assurance date 4/10/2018, expires 4/30/2022
AAALAC Accredited file number 205, accreditation date June 2017
USDA Registration 15-R-0002.

  • Chairperson: Douglas Moore, MS, 401-444-8904
  • Vice Chairperson: Yi-Tang Don Tseng, 401-274-1122, ext. 48006
  • Attending Veterinarian: Tiffany Borjeson, DVM, 401-444-6842
  • Manager: Jacqueline Poore, 401-444-5843
  • Coordinator: Kate Brilliant, 401-444-2093
  • Director, Central Research Facilities: Paula Bains-Vallee, 401-444-5788

Send all correspondence to Coro West, 1 Hoppin Street, Suite 1.300, Providence, Ri, 02903.

Animal Welfare Committee Forms

IRBNet is Lifespan's New electronic system for the administration and management of Animal Welfare Committee submission and records for researchers.

All the forms you need to submit to the AWC can be found at

Go to and begin the simple process of registering with IRBNet by clicking "New User Registration," in the top right corner. Select Lifespan as your affiliate during this registration process. Remember to have everyone you want to list on your personnel register as well. Then start creating your projects!

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule in-person training, please contact Kate Brilliant at 401-444-2093.

The deadline dates have not changed. Those dates can be found on this ORA website. 


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