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New Submission Process

Effective April 21, 2021, all new protocols must be submitted using DragonSPOT. Please note the submission deadlines and the review processes will remain unchanged.

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Please review IACUC policies and guidelines [PDF].

  • The principal investigator must submit the application forms to IACUC at least 15 working days before IACUC Meeting. Please see the Submission calendar for new protocol submission deadlines.
  • The application is reviewed prior to the meeting (pre-reviewed) by two or more reviewers.
  • Pre-review comments are provided to the principal investigator at least nine working days before IACUC meeting.
  • The principal investigator submits revised application along with a letter summarizing responses to pre-reviewers comments at least seven working days before the meeting.
  • The IACUC will review the protocol at the subsequent meeting.  Based on the deliberations, the IACUC will make one of the following decisions: approve, approve pending conditions, tabled, or withhold approval.

Required Application Material

The following material and training is required for IACUC approval of a new protocol. Please submit the appropriate forms to All application forms must be complete and submitted by the submission deadlines.

IACUC Protocol Application

Effective April 21, 2021, all new protocols must be submitted using DragonSPOT. Please note the submission deadlines and the review processes will remain unchanged. For more information about DragonSPOT, please visit the DragonSpot Support page.

Please complete and submit the IACUC protocol application by the submission deadline.

Grant Congruence:

If your project has an external sponsor, a copy of the vertebrae animal section of the research proposal to the sponsor is required. Please include a copy with the IACUC Protocol application.

Personnel Training

All persons listed on the IACUC protocol application must have completed the following training before the protocol can be approved:

  • Occupational Health Certificate
  • ULAR Species Specific Training
  • CITI Training Modules

Please see Training Requirements for more information.

Bio-hazardous Material

If the animal protocol involves work with bio-hazardous materials, an approved protocol from the Institutional Biosafety Committee will be required.  Please review the requirements for submitting a biosafety protocol.