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Protocol Approval

Principal Investigators and course directors MUST obtain approval from the University of Michigan’s Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee BEFORE initiating any research, testing, or instructional project(s) involving the use of vertebrate animals or cephalopods.

In order to ensure that the highest animal welfare standards are maintained along with the conduct of accurate, valid scientific research at the University of Michigan, Principal Investigators and course directors MUST obtain approval from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) BEFORE initiating any research, testing, or instructional project(s) involving the use of vertebrate animals or cephalopods.

For more information on projects that may be excused from IACUC review, please visit our Excused Projects page. Visit the Protocol Review page for information on how the IACUC reviews protocols and for details on additional documentation that may be required prior to submission for projects with special circumstances.

New PI Onboarding Request Form

Please complete the New PI Onboarding Request Form to the best of your ability. This will help our team better understand your unique research needs and aid in the preparation of your laboratory space. Completing this form will also initiate the process of granting you access to eRAM, U-Mโ€™s system for managing all animal use protocols.

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Withholding Protocol Approval

The IACUC may withhold approval of an activity/protocol under the following conditions:

  • Review of the matter at a convened meeting of a quorum of the IACUC, and
  • With consent of a majority of the quorum present.

If the IACUC decides to withhold approval of an activity/protocol, it will:

  • Provide a written notification with a statement of the reasons for its decisions, and
  • Give the Principal Investigator (PI) an opportunity to respond in person or in writing.

Please note that the IACUC may reconsider its decision based on additional information provided by the PI.

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Policies

Policy for Research, Teaching, and Testing Activities Involving the Use of Animals

This policy of the University of Michigan assures the humane use and care of animals used in research, instruction, or testing. This policy describes: (1) the roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Attending Veterinarian (AV); and (2) the requirements for an IAACUC protocol, the oversight of animal care and use, and the use of space for animal activities. Additionally, it guarantees that any reported concerns regarding the care and use of…

Policies

Policy on Processing and Approving Protocol Amendments

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved animal activities (i.e. protocols) can be amended using IACUC reviews and administrative processes (e.g., Veterinary Verification and Consultation, and Administrative Amendments). The method used to review and approve the changes to the approved protocol depends on the proposed modification(s).

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