Animal Use Instructions For Investigators
All investigators, students, and advisors named in a Protocol must complete the appropriate
training. All persons listed must successfully complete the on-line training module,
"Working with the IACUC" which can be found here. In addition, investigators, advisors, and students need to successfully complete
any modules that are relevant to the studied species and to the type of experiment.
If the species you plan to work with is not covered by any of the on-line modules,
it will be necessary to demonstrate that other training has been obtained.
- Animal Protocol Submission
Following training and prior to the beginning of research, the principal investigator
must have an approved "Animal Use Protocol." This form should be electronically completed
and submitted to Kelly Pitts in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs located at McReynolds Hall, room
110. The principal investigator must also provide a signed hard copy of the protocol.
This office will certify that training has been completed, assign a protocol number,
and forward the protocol to the IACUC for review. All protocols must be submitted
at least 1 week prior to the published meeting date.
- Animal Protocol Approval
Upon review of the protocol, the IACUC chair will notify the principal investigator
of the committee action.
- Annual Review
Animal protocols are valid for 3 years. However, an annual review form must be filed
by Feb 1.