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THE INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)

IACUC MEETINGS AND DEADLINES

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The IACUC approval process for a new application takes from eight to ten weeks, and includes the following steps:

  1. Once you submit your application in RIO, it will be pre-reviewed by a LARC veterinarian and an IACUC staff member to make sure that it is clear and complete and that all administrative requirements are met. You may receive an e-mail requesting revisions.
  2. Once you revise your application according to the pre-review comments, you must resubmit it. If it is not accepted by the pre-reviewers for Full Committee review, you will be asked for further revisions. If it is accepted for Full Committee review, it will be sent to Committee members one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.
  3. The Committee will review your application, and you will receive an approval letter, or a letter asking for further revisions to the application and your written response.
  4. Once you have submitted your revised RIO application, your response letter, and any additional required documents (e.g. P.I. certification page, evidence of scientific merit review) your response will be referred to the Committee Chair (unless the Full Committee wishes to review it again) for approval.

To avoid problems with funding agencies or expiration of previous approvals, please be sure to allow enough time for all these procedures.