Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Spring 2014 Meeting Schedule and Deadlines

Deadline for Protocol Submission Meeting Date and Time Meeting Location
Jan 28, 2014 Feb 4, 2014; 9:30am-11:00am Cline 127
Feb 26, 2014 Mar 5, 2014; 1:30pm-3:00pm Olin 228
Apr 2, 2014 Apr 9, 2014; 1:30pm-3:00pm Cline 127
May 6, 2014 May 13, 2014; 9:30am-11:00am Cline 127

Drake Investigators' Manual for the Care and Use of Animals in Research

IACUC CITI Training

IACUC Proposal Form
For initial submission of a proposal for animal lab research or the use of animals in teaching labs, use this form. This form should also be used for a project continuing after 3 years of initial approval (i.e. initial approval, followed by two years of annual continuing review approval using the form below). Submit a completed form and any associated documents to iacuc@drake.edu.

Breeding Protocol Form
For initial submission of a proposal for a breeding protocol, use this form. This form should also be used for a project continuing after 3 years of initial approval (i.e. initial approval, followed by two years of annual continuing review approval using the form below). Submit a completed form and any associated documents to iacuc@drake.edu.

Field Study FormField Study Form
For initial submission of a proposal for a field study, use this form. This form should also be used for a project continuing after 3 years of initial approval (i.e. initial approval, followed by two years of annual continuing review approval using the form below). Submit a completed form and any associated documents to iacuc@drake.edu.

Animal Transfer Form
Regulatory agencies require that animals are identifiable to a specific IACUC protocol.  Therefore, if animals are transferred to a different protocol from that for which they were originally assigned, it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to complete and submit this Animal Transfer Form and obtain approval from IACUC prior to transfer. Submit a completed form and any associated documents to iacuc@drake.edu.

Annual Continuing Review Form
For annual review of an ongoing project after year 1 and again after year 2, use this form. After the 3rd year you will need to resubmit the project for a full review using the standard IACUC Proposal Form. Submit a completed form and any associated documents to iacuc@drake.edu.

Three Year Termination Form
Protocols are valid from the date of Approval for a maximum of three years. IACUC requires acknowledgement that a protocol has been terminated from both the Principal Investigator and the Vivarian. Submit a completed termination from to iacuc@drake.edu.

Amendments to Previously Approved Projects
Minor Amendment Form
Some types of amendments to previously approved projects can be submitted and approved using this form. If you do not see the type of amendment you are making listed on this form, you should follow the process noted below.

Process for Amendments other than Minor Amendments:
If your amendment is not of the type listed on the minor amendment form, you must submit a memo noting the desired amendment in detail. Memos, other relevant information or questions for the chair about the process can be submitted to iacuc@drake.edu.

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
This guide contains general Office of Lab Animal Welfare (OLAW) guidelines for IACUC and animal care and use activities for any animal activity that is funded by Public Health Service. These policies also apply to projects funded by NIH, HHS, USDA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, NSF, NASA, and any other federal granting agency. Drake applies these policies to any research or teaching activity using vertebrate animals.

Office of Lab Animal Welfare Guide
This link provides a the newly published Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, eighth edition (2011).  The intent of this Guide is to "assist investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles" (Guide, p. xiii).

NIH Worksheet for Alternatives Literature Searches
This link to information from the NIH will assist in conducting the mandatory literature searches for less painful alternatives, non-animal models, or other alternatives for research.

If you have any questions or need to report concerns about the care and use of animals, please contact IACUC at iacuc@drake.edu or 515-271-1865.

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