Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


Fall 2016 Meeting Dates

Sept 14: 2-3p - Olin 228
Oct 5: 4-5p - Cline 127
Nov 9: 2-3p - Olin 128
Dec 7: 4-5p - Cline 127


Guidance for Investigators

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


Training Information

IACUC AALAS Learning Course


Forms

IACUC Proposal Form
This form is for the initial submission of proposed animal use in research or teaching labs. 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
This form is for the initial submission of a proposed breeding colony. 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 Form
This form is for the initial submission of a proposed field study. 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 an online Animal Transfer Form and obtain approval from IACUC prior to transfer. This link will direct you to the animal transfer form. 

‌Annual Continuing Review Form
This link is for the annual review of an ongoing project after year 1 and again after year 2. 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 approval date for a maximum of three years. IACUC requires acknowledgement that a protocol has been terminated from both the Principal Investigator and the vivarian. The Principal Investigator must complete an online termination form.


Amendment Forms for Previously Approved Projects

Minor Amendment Form
Some types of amendments to previously approved projects can be submitted and approved using this online link. If you do not see the type of amendment you are requesting, you should follow the process noted below.

Process for Amendments other than Minor Amendments:
If your proposed amendment is not listed, 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.


Helpful Information

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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