Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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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



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