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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Applications are due by NOON on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. If an application is submitted after the deadline, please be aware that it will not get reviewed until the next month’s meeting. If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact the Senior IACUC Coordinator.

The meeting date is the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Protocols must be submitted via eProtocol.

Month Protocol Submission Deadline IACUC Meeting Date
January 10th 24th
February 14th 28th
March 14th 28th
April 11th 25th
May 9th 23rd
June 13th 27th
July 11th 25th
August 8th 22nd
September 12th 26th
October 10th 24th
November 14th 28th*
December 5th 19th*

*Meeting for November 2017 will be on November 21st
*Meeting for December 2017 will be on December 19th

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

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