University of Vermont

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - IACUC


Full Review

  • A full committee review is required for all protocols with pain levels of D or higher. 

  • The IACUC uses a primary/secondary reviewer method for full Committee reviews. 

  • The primary reviewer is always a scientific representative of the Committee and is responsible for presenting a summary of the protocol at a fully convened meeting along with any concerns or points requiring clarification and/or stipulations.

  • A secondary reviewer is usually assigned by the IACUC Chair.  The secondary reviewer adds any additional concerns. 

  • The University Veterinarian then outlines any additional issues and then the review is opened for discussion by the Committee.  

  • All Committee members are provided relevant materials and have access to all other documentation related to the study.

  • The IACUC is required to ensure that all research described in a grant application or proposal is entirely consistent with any corresponding protocol(s) reviewed and approved by the IACUC.  Any discrepancies must be resolved prior to the start of the project. 

  • The IACUC works with Sponsored Project Administration to establish that an appropriate connection is made between the application and the protocol being reviewed.

Forms Needed

Animal Use Protocol Form 
Personnel Roster 
Request to Add a Commercial Farm for Purposes of Research or Teaching (if applicable)

Last modified March 29 2013 08:18 AM

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