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Integrity
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Research Integrity Staff moved to the Business and Technology Center (click for details/directions).

Research Integrity Officer - Dr. Howard Grimes, grimhowa@isu.edu


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Using Animals / IACUC Navigation:

IACUC Information

Animal Program Concerns

Protocol Information

IACUC/Animal Use Forms

Animal Care & Use Handbook

Animal Care Facility


Animal Care Protocols

Instructions

Protocols must be submitted 7 days prior to Committee meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Next Animal Welfare Committee Meeting

Allcommunications to the Committee must be sent to anmlcare@isu.edu

Submission of New Protocol:

  1. Download the appropriate protocol form (See below).
  2. Complete the protocol form.(Refer to Example Protocol for help), use the current date (eg. 08-10-05) as the initial protocol number.
  3. Save protocol using the following format:
         Animal Use Protocol_PI name_current date
  4. Send protocol as an email attachment to anmlcare@isu.edu
  5. Download Occupational Health and Safety Information Form, and Code of Ethics form (see below), read, sign, and return a copy to the Animal Facility Manager.
  6. A protocol number will be assigned once the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has approved the proposal. The protocol becomes active after a signed hard copy with appropriate Occupational Health Forms, Personnel statements, and Code of Ethics has been submitted to the Animal Facility Manager.

Submission of Renewal or Continuation:

  1. Protocols submitted for renewal or continuation must be transferred to new protocol form (revised 4/15/05) (See below).
  2. Use current protocol number. A new number will be assigned once the renewal or continuation has been approved.
  3. Provide new literature search (include data base, date of search, dates searched, key words, and brief written dialog of results) Include written assurance that this work is not unnecessary duplication of previous work AND no alternatives to animal use are available or acceptable to accomplish the goals of the project.
  4. Provide any information concerning changes to the protocol including drugs, dosages, procedural changes, animal numbers, personnel, etc. Provide justification for these changes.
  5. Provide updated information on Occupational Health and Safety concerning any accidents or reportable incidents.
  6. Save protocol using the following format:
         Animal Research: AP_PIName_ProtocolNumber
  7. Send protocol as an email attachment to anmlcare@isu.edu
  8. A protocol number will be assigned once the proposal has been approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The protocol becomes active after a signed hard copy with appropriate Occupational Health Forms has been submitted to the Animal Facility Manger.

Literature Search

Literature Search for Alternatives

Public Health Service Policy and the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations require investigators to consider alternatives to procedures that cause pain or distress in animals.  The IACUC is looking for good faith effort to determine the availability of alternatives to animal use or alternative methods to painful procedures.  Please use the links below to help with the literature search.

Forms

Please click here for Animal Use Forms. You can also access these forms on our offices combined forms page by clicking here.

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