For assistance with submitting an Animal Use Protocol (AUP):

ACUC Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Submission Deadline Meeting Date Expiration Date (for de novo AUPs only)
January 28, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 31, 2019
February 25, 2019 April 10, 2019 April 30, 2019
March 25, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 31, 2019
April 29, 2019 June 12, 2019 June 30, 2019
June 24, 2019 August 21, 2019 August 31, 2019
July 29, 2019 September 11, 2019 September 30, 2019
August 26, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 31, 2019
September 30, 2019 November 13, 2019 November 30, 2019
October 28, 2019 December 11, 2019 December 31, 2019
November 25, 2019 January 15, 2020 January 31, 2020
December 30, 2019 February 12, 2020 February 28, 2020
January 27, 2020 March 11, 2020 March 31, 2020
February 24, 2020 April 15, 2020 April 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 May 13, 2020 May 31, 2020
April 27, 2020 June 10, 2020 June 30, 2020
June 29, 2020 August 12, 2020 August 31, 2020
July 27, 2020 September 9, 2020 September 30, 2020
August 31, 2020 October 14, 2020 October 31, 2020
September 28, 2020 November 18, 2020 November 30, 2020
October 26, 2020 December 9, 2020 December 31, 2020

Protocol Submission

Any individual with Principal Investigator (PI) or Instructor of Record status wishing to use live vertebrate animals in research or teaching must submit an AUP for ACUC review and approval. An AUP describes all uses of live vertebrate animals proposed by an individual Principal Investigator for a three-year period. The AUP must be fully approved by the ACUC before acquisition, housing or use of animals.

IMPORTANT! Research or instruction using vertebrate animals cannot begin until the ACUC has approved the AUP and/or revision. Likewise, if an AUP approval lapses, research or teaching must cease immediately until approval is restored.

Criteria used to determine the type of review a protocol undergoes is described in the ACUC’s Policy on Protocol Review.

New Animal Use Protocol (AUP) Reviews: All new AUPs will be reviewed by Full Committee Review (FCR). AUPs must be submitted by the deadlines above for the ACUC meeting dates.

De novo Reviews: De novo AUPs may be reviewed by the FCR or Designated Member Review (DMR) process.  Regardless of the review type, all de novo AUPs must be submitted by deadlines associated with the expiration date of their current AUP (see above).

Annual Continuing Reviews: An annual review is conducted by the Chair and/or Vice Chair. A reminder email will be sent to the PI,  and the Annual Review form is submitted in eProtocol. Annual reviews are only required for Department of Defense (DoD) funded protocols or protocols using USDA regulated species.

Amendments: Amendments can be submitted at any time. Amendment submissions are triaged twice a week as eligible for FCR, DMR or Administrative Review.

  • FCR Amendments: Amendments that require Full Committee Review will be assigned to an upcoming ACUC Meeting based on the submission deadlines listed above on the FCR Meeting Calendar.
  • DMR Amendments: The DMR process take a minimum of one week; however, this timeframe is completely dependent on the response time of the reviewers and PIs.
  • Administrative Amendments: The administrative review process takes a minimum of one day; however, this timeframe is completely dependent on the response time of the reviewers and PIs.

 

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