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A protocol form must be submitted in electronic format to the IACUC ( for review for all projects utilizing live and dead vertebrate animals. The surgery form must be completed and submitted with any protocol in which a surgical procedure is being performed. A separate surgery form must be completed for each surgical procedure. Both forms are in the same file. 

Protocols in pain category C as described in the protocol form instructions may be submitted at any time for designated member review which requires approximately 2 weeks from submission.  Protocols in pain categories D or E require full committee review. In order for all committee members to have adequate time to review the materials prior to meeting the following submission deadlines will be strictly enforced.

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Note: When submitting a renewal protocol, it is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to ensure all previously approved procedures that are ongoing are included on the renewal protocol form

Meeting Date Submission Deadline
Spring 2014
01/22/2014 01/14/2014
02/19/2014 02/11/2014
03/26/2014 03/18/2014
04/16/2014 04/09/2014
05/21/2014 05/13/2014
Summer 2014
06/20/2014 06/10/2014
08/19/2014 08/12/2014
Fall 2014
09/18/2014 09/09/2014
10/16/2014 10/07/2014
11/20/2014 11/11/2014
12/18/2014 12/09/2014
  • Standard Operating ProceduresStandard operating procedures for reference use in protocols.
  • Notification of Contract Services for Animal UseNotification of Contract Services for Animal Use is needed when using contract animals services with outside organizations, such as for antibody production.
    All contract services in which live animals are used to produce the desired service endpoint and are funded by federal agencies must be through companies with a valid PHS Animal Welfare Assurance. So that we have this confirmation on record, please use the link below to notify the ACUC of your intent to use such services. Be sure to include both the funding agency for your project and the contractor you intend to use.  Notify the ACUC

  • Animal Health and Inventory RecordsYou are required to maintain appropriate medical and procedural records for 3 years after the last time an animal was used on a protocol or the life of the animal, whichever is later; forms in this section are suggested formats, but not required.


    Problem-Oriented Veterinary Medical Record

  • Controlled Substances Forms Controlled Substances Forms for use when work activities include controlled substances.
  • Veterinary Examination RequestVeterinary Examination Request for non-emergency requests to have a veterinarian examine your research animals; for emergencies contact the Campus Veterinarian at 208-885-8958.
  • USDA Annual Animal CensusUse the USDA Annual Animal Census Form to report your annual animal use statistics for USDA covered species to the IACUC.