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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)


IACUC Guidance Documents

 

FAQs for IACUC Members and PIs

 

Database Searches for Alternatives

 

IACUC Standard Operating Procedures

 

ARF Standard Operating Procedures (Note: An updated version of this SOP will be posted in January. If you need a copy in the interim, please contact Carol Bohanan at 402-995-3544.)

 

Research Service Policies and Procedures for Allegations of Non Compliance

 

Research Misconduct Policy

 

 

ACORP Submission Forms:

 

Appendix G:

ACORP Main Body (ACORP Main Body Instructions)

 

 

(Breeding Colony Instructions � ACORP)

 

Appendix 1:

Additional Local Information (Appendix 1 Instructions)

 

Appendix 2:

Antibody Production (Appendix 2 Instructions)

 

Appendix 3:

Biosafety (Appendix 3 Instructions)

 

Appendix 4:

Ante-mortem Specimen Collection (Appendix 4 Instructions)

 

Appendix 5:

Surgery (Appendix 5 Instructions)

 

Appendix 6:

Special Husbandry and Procedures (Appendix 6 Instructions)

 

Appendix 7:

Use of Patient Care Equipment or Areas for Animal Studies (Appendix 7 Instructions)

 

Appendix 8:

Use of Explosive Agents within the VMU or in Animals (Appendix 8 Instructions)

 

Appendix 9:

Departures from Must and Should Standards in the Guide (Appendix 9 Instructions)

 

 

 

IACUC Submission Forms:

 

Appendix A:

Initial Submission Checklist

 

Appendix C:

Personal Data on VA Investigators

 

Appendix E:

Abstract Guidelines

 

Appendix F:

Request to Review Research Proposal-Project

 

Appendix H:

Safety Application Form

 

Appendix I:

CITI instructions for staff and IACUC members

 

Appendix L:

Continuing Review Template Page

 

Appendix N:

Investigator Data Sheet & Codes

 

Appendix P:

Funding Source Codes

 

Appendix Q:

Request to Review Research Proposal-Project

 

Appendix R:

Financial Conflict of Interest Statement

 

Appendix HH:

Lab Specific Safety Form

 

Appendix NN:

Checklist for Reviewing Privacy Confidentiality and Information Security

 

 

 

IACUC Amendment Forms:

 

Appendix J:

Amendment Form

 

Appendix K:

Amendment Form for New Personnel

 

Appendix S:

Animal Tissue Transfer Form

 

ARF Forms:

 

Animal Transfer Form

 

 

Request for Animal Housing

 

 

 

IACUC Reviewer Forms/Checklist:

 

Appendix W:

Post Approval Monitoring Audit Form 

 

Appendix X:

Reviewer Checklist

 

Appendix Y:

Reviewer Checklist - Breeding Colony

 

 Appendix Z:

QA/QI IACUC Checklist

Occupational Health Forms:

 

 

Annual Animal Handlers Medical Questionnaire 

 

 

Immunization List

 

 

SF 88

 

 

SF 93


Training

 

New Member Training: A brief overview of the IACUC process and committee oversight. ACORP Version 4 Training: Version 4 is major update over Version 3. Begin using as soon as possible. New forms must be used for review at the September IACUC meeting (August 25th deadline) CITI Training

Regulatory Guidance

 

1200.07- VHA Handbook- Use of Animals in Research PHS Policy Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals