Patricia Foley, DVM, DACLAM
Angela Gamble, BS, LATG
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Are you planning to submit a new protocol to the ACUC? Did you send it to Dr. Foley for Pre-Review?
All proposals to use laboratory animals for research, teaching, and/or testing must be reviewed and approved by the ACUC. New protocols, from either new faculty or existing faculty, must be pre-reviewed by Dr. Patricia Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the submission to the ACUC for review. All supporting documents like satellite housing SOPs, aquatic SOPs, or clinical scoring forms need to accompany the pre-reviewed protocol.
If you are a new Principal Investigator at the University submitting your first animal use protocol, please contact Dr. Foley to set up a meeting time. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the protocol review process, other programmatic requirements, as well as your animal research goals.
After completing the online protocol form but prior to selecting "prepare this protocol for submittal," contact Dr. Foley. She will review the entire protocol and provide feedback that will improve the protocol's readability, provide consultation on use of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, and ensure completeness prior to full committee review. This pre-review should decrease the number of revisions subsequently requested by the ACUC, and improve chances of receiving full approval. Allow adequate time (at least one week prior to the ACUC Protocol Submission deadline) for the pre-review process.
Inter-Institutional Agreement Concerning Laboratory Animal Welfare Regulations and Institutional Responsibilities - Do you need one?
The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th ed, requires collaborating institutions to maintain a formal, written understanding that "addresses the responsibility for offsite animal care and use, animal ownership, and IACUC review and oversight." In order to fulfill this requirement, the IACUC has created the Inter-Institutional Agreement Concerning Laboratory Animal Welfare Regulations and Institutional Responsibilities form. Scientists who collaborate with other institutions on projects involving vertebrate animal models will be required to complete this form, regardless of which institution will be responsible for the animal experiments.
The form serves as the framework for an agreement that delineates each institution's responsibilities for oversight of animal care and use.
Examples of when to use this form include:
ACUC Policy Updates
Below is a list of recently updated ACUC Policies. We recommend reviewing these policies if relevant to your research. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Patricia Foley at email@example.com.
All ACUC policies can be found here.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Please contact Mary Riggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 243-1480 to register for any of these training opportunities.
Animal Research Orientation Seminar [more info]
Rodent Biomethodology Class [more info]
Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class [more info]
Principles of Rodent Surgery Class (Two ½ days) [more info]
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