Where to get started?
Complete an Animal Use Protocol Application. Consultation with a program veterinarian or Animal Welfare Office (AWO) representative is encouraged prior to submission. Consider the Animal Care and Use Guidelines and SOPs when developing your submissions. These guidelines have been established to provide guidance and standards of animal care and use. Deviation from these guidelines requires scientific justification.
Submit to: email@example.com
New or Renewal Protocol (Submission deadline is Fridays at 12:00 pm.)
Significant changes to studies
Complete a Request to Modify Form.
Option 1: Significant changes by Administrative Processing
Option 2: Significant changes by Veterinary Verification & Consultation (VVC)
Option 3: Significant changes by Full Committee Review (FCR) or Designated Member Review (DMR)
Changes classified under Options 1 and 2 are handled administratively without additional IACUC review or notification. No deadline-rolling submission.
Changes classified under Option 3 requires IACUC review. Submission deadline is Fridays at 12:00 pm.
To add new personnel to an experimental protocol or to modify responsibilities of established personnel, complete and submit a Request to Modify Form. To avoid delays in approvals and initiation of participation in animal use activities, ensure program participation requirements are completed prior to the submission of protocols or amendments. It is the participant’s responsibility to maintain ongoing compliance with these requirements.
Protocols are approved for a maximum 3-year period. Once the term of approval expires, the study is effectively closed. To continue studies, submission of renewal protocol for de novo review is required (at least 3 months prior to the term expiration date). IACUC review and approval must be obtained prior to initiation of study.