Protocol Submission

Any individual with Principal Investigator (PI) status wishing to use live vertebrate animals in research or teaching must submit a protocol for IACUC review and approval. A protocol describes all uses of live vertebrate animals proposed by a PI for a three-year period. All procedures on a protocol – including pilot studies - must be fully approved by the IACUC before acquisition, housing or use of animals.

All UCSF IACUC protocols are located in our online system, Research Information Online (RIO).

Please contact the IACUC office at if you have any questions about what procedures your lab is approved to conduct.