Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at CSU

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RICRO_IACUC@mail.colostate.edu
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Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office
(970) 491-1553
ricro_information_reply@mail.colostate.edu

Elaine Kim
Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office
Senior IACUC Coordinator
(970) 491-0236
elaine.kim@colostate.edu

Laura Hinds
Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office
Assistant IACUC Coordinator
(970) 491-2252
laura.hinds@colostate.edu

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Mark Zabel, PhD
IACUC Chair
(970) 491-1455
mark.zabel@colostate.edu

Lon Kendall, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
(970) 491-5903
lon.kendall@colostate.edu

Bernard Rollin, PhD
University Bioethicist
(970) 491-6885
bernard.rollin@colostate.edu

About the IACUC

The conduct of ethical research is a long-standing tradition at Colorado State University (CSU). Part of this tradition is a continuing dedication to the humane and ethical care of animals used in research, teaching, and testing. This dedication, as well as applicable federal regulations, requires CSU to maintain a supervisory committee for the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. This committee is known as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or IACUC.

The IACUC reviews and regulates the use of animals for both research, teaching, and testing. The IACUC and the Attending Veterinarian have oversight and responsibility for CSU’s Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) and the animal facilities, including satellite campuses where animals are used for research, teaching, and testing. Twice a year, the IACUC inspects CSU’s facilities and reviews the ACUP.

The IACUC also serves as a resource for CSU researchers in all aspects of animal welfare in research. The Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office (RICRO) provides administrative services for the IACUC. Two staff members are assigned as IACUC Coordinators. With their knowledge of federal regulations and CSU policies, the IACUC Coordinators serve as liaisons between the IACUC and investigators by answering questions, issuing and following up on IACUC correspondence, tracking protocol status, providing training, solving problems and generally troubleshooting.

Applicable Federal Regulations

USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service (PHS) Policy

Committee Statistics

Type of Review Overall Median Days to Approve Number Submitted
Amendments Designated Review (DR) 17.5 116
Full Committee Review (FCR) 9.5 6
Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) 2 50
Total 172
New Designated Review (DR) 38 135
Full Committee Review (FCR) 32 93
Total Active Protocols 549

10 Month Period from January 2017 to October 2017; Number of days are Calendar days; Amendments do not include administrative amendments.

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