IACUC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

All animal use for research, testing, or teaching requires IACUC review and approval PRIOR to initiation. PIs should complete and submit an IACUC protocol application via eProtocol for new projects or 4th-year renewal with sufficient time for IACUC review and approval at a convened IACUC meeting prior to project initiation or protocol expiration. Deadlines for protocol submission in order for review at the monthly IACUC meeting are contained in the table below.

Protocols in which the proposed animal use involves the potential for no more than momentary pain or distress for the animals may be eligible to go through a process known as Designated Review (DR) and can be submitted at any time during the month. However, the IACUC makes the final determination as to whether DR is appropriate. To help facilitate IACUC review and approval, submission of such protocols is encouraged throughout the month rather than just at the deadline.

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New Protocol Submission Deadlines 2018

Applications are due by NOON on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting date is the 4th Tuesday of each month. Protocols must be submitted via eProtocol.

Month Protocol Submission Deadline IACUC Meeting Date
January 9th 23rd
February 13th 27th
March 13th 27th
April 10th 24th
May 8th 22nd
June 12th 26th
July 10th 24th
August 14th 28th
September 11th 25th
October 9th 23rd
November 13th 27th
December 4th* 18th**

*Deadline for December is on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
**Meeting for December will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

A Researcher may not initiate use of animals until he or she has received an IACUC approval.

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