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THE INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)

INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR IACUC APPLICATIONS

4. REGULATED MATERIALS: HAZARDOUS AGENTS AND HUMAN TISSUE

For information and application processes for the Radiation Safety Committee, Biosafety Committee, Chemical Safety Committee or the Committee on Human Research, please see below. Note: Other than the Chemical Safety Committee, approval must be granted before IACUC approval will be given to order or start working with animals.

Radioactive Materials include radioactive chemicals and drugs administered to animals (not imaging). Contact the Radiation Safety Committee or call 476-2198.

Biological Materials include infectious agents (e.g., adenovirus vectors) and production of transgenic animals (not breeding). Note: Biosafety approval is required for the use of all sheep or Old World primates. Contact the Biosafety Committee or call 476-2198.

Controlled Substances include regulated medications and anesthetics, toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Contact the Chemical Safety Committee or call 476-2198.

Human Tissue includes tissue or cells collected from humans if the cell lines are not commercially or publicly available. If tissue cannot be directly or indirectly linked to individual personal information, the study may qualify for an Exempt Certification. For more information see the CHR Decision Tree for Determining if CHR Approval is Needed for the Use of Human Tissue or Cell Lines or call the CHR office 476-1814.