University of Vermont

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - IACUC



  • Review of any changes to previously approved research is required by regulation and is an essential element of the ongoing review of research involving vertebrate animals. 

  • Regulations mandate that changes cannot occur until after review and approval.

  • The IACUC recognizes that research is a continuous process and that changes in the conduct of the research are necessary. 

  • However, no changes to an approved protocol should be implemented until the IACUC has reviewed and approved the changes.  

  • An algorithm has been developed that categorizes amendments and shows the path of IACUC review that each category of amendment may take. 

  • The determination of whether a proposed amendment is “significant” vs. “minor” falls to the IACUC chair, in consultation with the University Veterinarian, as necessary.

Forms Needed

Animal Use Protocol Amendment Form

Last modified March 29 2013 08:20 AM

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