FAQs: Prior to Submission

What other authorizations will I need before starting my animal work?

Biological Use Authorization (BUA): infectious agents (including some viral vectors), primary human cells or human tissue, biological toxins, carcinogens. This application can be submitted in RIO and linked to your IACUC protocol.

https://ehs.ucsf.edu/laboratory-safety 

Controlled Substances Authorization (CSA): anesthetics/medications regulated by federal or state Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This application can be submitted in RIO and linked to your IACUC protocol.

http://ehs.ucsf.edu/controlled-substances

Radiation Use Authorization (RUA): radioactive chemicals or drugs, including radioisotopes. This application can be submitted in RIO and linked to your IACUC protocol.

http://ehs.ucsf.edu/radiation-safety-0

Human Tissue: use of cells or tissues collected from humans may also require review by the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)/Institutional Review Board (IRB), depending on tissue source and identification. This application can be submitted in iRIS, the IRB’s electronic application system.

http://irb.ucsf.edu/

Human Stem Cells: use of certain types of human stem cells may require review by the Human Gamete, Embryo, and Stem Cell Research (GESCR) committee. This application can be submitted in iRIS, the IRB’s electronic application system.

http://irb.ucsf.edu/stem-cell