IACUC Training Requirements
The online training course, "Working with the IACUC", provided by the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is required for all members of the research team. Other courses specific to the research may also be recommended. If you experience difficulty using the CITI website, please check to see if you are using a current version (issued within last 3-4 years) of one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.
Animal, as defined by the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, is defined as any live, vertebrate animal used or intended for use in research, research training, experimentation, or biological testing or for related purpose.
An Assurance is an agreement with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare to operate an animal care program in accordance with certain policies and principles. The Assurance also sets out the organization of the UNCW IACUC and lists certain procedures and policies of the IACUC. UNCW Assurance A3871-01, Expires 6/30/18
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
In order to ensure the humane care and use of live, vertebrate animals, UNCW has its own federally mandated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). According to UNCW IACUC policy, all research projects conducted by UNCW researchers (including student research) involving live, vertebrate animals must be approved by the IACUC. ORS will not accept funding for this type of research from an external agency without documentation of IACUC approval.
Faculty members from a variety of scientific and non-scientific disciplines and at least one community representative serve on this university committee to review and approve research projects involving live, vertebrate animals. Sponsored programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) is the administrative office that coordinates the activities of the IACUC.
IACUC Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines
The IACUC typically meets twice each semester to review protocols subject to full committee review. Please see important dates below for the next IACUC meeting of the Fall 2015 semester.
INITIAL SUBMISSION DATE
IACUC MEETING DATE
January 26, 2016
February 2, 2016
February 9, 2016
|March 29, 2016||April 5, 2016||
April 12, 2016
Please note: According to UNCW IACUC policy, when an IACUC protocol is initially submitted,it is forwarded to the attending veterinarian (AV) for review. The AV will send the principal investigator a consultation form within a few days. The researcher should take the AV's comments under consideration and revise the protocol appropriately. If the researcher makes revisions to the protocol, the revised protocol must be submitted by the scheduled revision date to assure review during the desired meeting date. Researchers should plan accordingly to avoid delays. The IACUC hopes this new procedure will allow for smoother reviews during scheduled meetings.
IACUC INSPECTION DATES - FALL 2015
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - on campus facility inspections
Wednesday, March16, 2016 - off campus facility inspections
IACUC Contact Information:
IACUC Coordinator: Lee Prete, 910-962-7774, email@example.com
IACUC Chair: Dr. Amanda Williard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-962-4064
Institutional Official: Ron Vetter, email@example.com, 910-962-3224