Live vertebrate animal subjects?

Answer this question ‘Yes’ if live vertebrate animals are involved in the proposal. A protocol must be submitted for approval to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before an award is made, but not at the time of proposal.

IACUC oversees the university’s animal care and use programs. This unit ensures the humane and ethical treatment of the animals used in research, testing and education.  IACUC reviews all requests to use vertebrate animals to ensure compliance with federal regulations. 

Principal Investigators who plan to use animal subjects as a part of their research should contact a member of the IACUC early in the project design stage to determine appropriate species as models for research and appropriate procedures to be used in the course of research (from UHAP). Visit the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) program pages of the Research Support website for additional guidance.

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