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Contact IACUC

Chair:
Misty McPhee
(920) 424-0644
IACUC Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375
IACUC Administration
(920) 424-3215
iacuc@uwosh.edu

REPORT AN ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERN

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214

IACUC Quick Look

USOA Registration 35-R-0111

PHS Animal Welfare Assurance: A3564-01

AAALAC, INTL.: Unit 001268

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Development
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Dempsey Hall 214
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

General Inquiry:

Phone: 920-424-3215
Fax: 920-424-3221

Need More?

The IACUC process aims to ensure the appropriate use of animals and the welfare of animals in use, as well as the safety of the individuals responsible for the husbandry, use and oversight of the animals.  The general procedures for submission, review and approval of documents submitted to the IACUC are listed below.

Please refer to the UW Oshkosh IACUC Overview and Authority Summary, located under the IACUC Forms tab, for further guidance on what type(s) or project(s) require IACUC oversight.

You can also reference the IACUC Process Overview table below for further information onhow to begin a new project or make changes to an existing project.

If you have any questions, please contact IACUC Administration at iacuc@uwosh.edu or by calling (920)-424-3215.

IACUC Process Overview

Submission Process
  1. Protocol submissions can be sent electronically to iacuc@uwosh.edu. Two hard copies of the Protocol Application Form, along with signatures and training documentation can be sent through campus mail to Dempsey Room 214 two weeks prior to the next scheduled IACUC meeting. Additionally, one must submit either the Animal Care and Use Protocol Form (non-field research) or the Wildlife Research Protocol Form (research involving animal capture or take). For studies involving only observation of wild animals, the Field Study Exemption Request Form may be submitted.
  2. The IACUC does offer an optional pre-read service for new protocol applications. If the PI is requesting a pre-read of their protocol then they should send their pre-read request to iacuc@uwosh.edu and CC the IACUC Chairperson.  Pre-reads should be submitted to the Chair three weeks prior to the meeting date to allow for a thorough review of the protocol.
  3. The campus veterinarian must be involved in the protocol development process if procedures are expected to cause more than momentary pain and/or distress to animals.
  4. Do not begin utilizing animal subjects or collecting data until IACUC review is complete and you have received confirmation of approval.
Review and Approval Process
  1. IACUC Administration performs an initial review of the application and supporting documents to confirm that the application is complete.
  2. If a pre-read is requested, the protocol will be read by the IACUC Chair, IACUC Administrator, campus veterinarian, or a combination of the above people. Reviewers may suggest revisions to the application or supporting documents and will notify the PI of these recommendations.  The PI can revise the application and send it back to iacuc@uwosh.edu.  If the PI does not request a pre-read then this step is not performed.
  3. The protocol is then either placed on the agenda for the next Full Committee meeting of the IACUC or is sent through Designated Member Review process (Note: Type of review is dependent on type of animal use and the associated amount/level of pain and/or distress).  The IACUC may choose to review any submission through Full Committee).

 

Please allow the following approximate times for protocol reviews:

Designated Member Reviews:  2-4 weeks (longer if revisions are requested during review)

Full Committee Reviews:  3-6 weeks

 

  1. When your project is approved, you will receive an approval letter from the IACUC. Your project may commence.  Please note any pending items that may be listed on the approval letter.
  2. IACUC projects are valid for a period of three years from the approval date.
Continuing Review and Renewals
  1. Annual continuing review of the project is required for any active IACUC protocol. The IACUC will send out continuing review notice reminders approximately two months prior to your project anniversary date.  Principal Investigators are asked to complete the IACUC Annual Continuing Review Form and return to the IACUC in a timely manner to provide the IACUC with a brief summary of the project.
  2. At the end of the three-year protocol period, the PI may choose to renew the protocol for another three years. Renewal requires the PI to resubmit the entire protocol application packet for review (show documentation of updated training, animal incidents, etc.)
  3. If the protocol expires, all data collection must stop and a new application must be submitted and approved in order to continue the project.
  4. Post-Approval Monitoring is a form of continuing IACUC oversight conducted by a subset of the IACUC and/or IACUC Administration to ensure protocol procedures are carried out according to the written protocol procedures. If your protocol is selected to undergo a Post-Approval Monitoring visit then the PI will be notified and an appropriate day and time will be selected.
Modifications

If changes to your research project are requested, the PI can submit an IACUC Protocol Modification Request Form, IACUC Veterinary Care Modification Request Form, and the IACUC Animal Number Increase Form.  The type of modification request form will depend on the type of study change needed. See the IACUC Process Overview tab above to determine which form to submit. IACUC approval of the modification is required before the changes to your protocol can be implemented.

Modification forms can be found under the IACUC Forms tab.

Closures
  1. Researchers (PIs) must close out their IACUC protocol once the research project is complete.  The IACUC office sends out reminder e-mails to PIs at 60 days prior to the 1-year and 2-year project anniversary dates, along with a notice prior to the protocol expiration date. If the PI would like to close out the protocol they can do so at these intervals (or at any time during the year) by submitting an IACUC Annual Continuing Review Form, Year 3 (Project Summary) to iacuc@uwosh.edu.
Unexpected Event Reporting
  1. Any unexpected event that has the potential to adversely affect animal health and/or well-being must be reported to the IACUC within 72 hours.  Unexpected events are reported using the Unexpected Event Form.

The IACUC process aims to ensure the appropriate use of animals and the welfare of animals in use, as well as the safety of the individuals responsible for the husbandry, use and oversight of the animals.  The general procedures for submission, review and approval of documents submitted to the IACUC are listed below.

Please refer to the UW Oshkosh IACUC Overview and Authority Summary, located under the IACUC Forms tab, for further guidance on what type(s) or project(s) require IACUC oversight.

You can also reference the IACUC Process Overview table below for further information on how to begin a new project or make changes to an existing project.

If you have any questions, please contact IACUC Administration at iacuc@uwosh.edu or by calling (920)-424-3215.

IACUC Process Overview

Submission Process
  1. Protocol submissions can be sent electronically to iacuc@uwosh.edu. Two hard copies of the Protocol Application Form, along with signatures and training documentation can be sent through campus mail to Dempsey Room 214 two weeks prior to the next scheduled IACUC meeting. Additionally, one must submit either the Animal Care and Use Protocol Form (non-field research) or the Wildlife Research Protocol Form (research involving animal capture or take). For studies involving only observation of wild animals, the Field Study Exemption Request Form may be submitted.
  2. The IACUC does offer an optional pre-read service for new protocol applications. If the PI is requesting a pre-read of their protocol then they should send their pre-read request to iacuc@uwosh.edu and CC the IACUC Chairperson.  Pre-reads should be submitted to the Chair three weeks prior to the meeting date to allow for a thorough review of the protocol.
  3. The campus veterinarian must be involved in the protocol development process if procedures are expected to cause more than momentary pain and/or distress to animals.
  4. Do not begin utilizing animal subjects or collecting data until IACUC review is complete and you have received confirmation of approval.
Review and Approval Process
    1. IACUC Administration performs an initial review of the application and supporting documents to confirm that the application is complete.
    2. If a pre-read is requested, the protocol will be read by the IACUC Chair, IACUC Administrator, campus veterinarian, or a combination of the above people. Reviewers may suggest revisions to the application or supporting documents and will notify the PI of these recommendations.  The PI can revise the application and send it back to iacuc@uwosh.edu.  If the PI does not request a pre-read then this step is not performed.
    3. The protocol is then either placed on the agenda for the next Full Committee meeting of the IACUC or is sent through Designated Member Review process (Note: Type of review is dependent on type of animal use and the associated amount/level of pain and/or distress).  The IACUC may choose to review any submission through Full Committee).

    Please allow the following approximate times for protocol reviews:

    Designated Member Reviews:  2-4 weeks (longer if revisions are requested during review)

    Full Committee Reviews:  3-6 weeks

    1. When your project is approved, you will receive an approval letter from the IACUC. Your project may commence.  Please note any pending items that may be listed on the approval letter.
    2. IACUC projects are valid for a period of three years from the approval date.
Continuing Review
  1. Annual continuing review of the project is required for any active IACUC protocol. The IACUC will send out continuing review notice reminders approximately two months prior to your project anniversary date.  Principal Investigators are asked to complete the IACUC Annual Continuing Review Form and return to the IACUC in a timely manner to provide the IACUC with a brief summary of the project.
  2. At the end of the three-year protocol period, the PI may choose to renew the protocol for another three years. Renewal requires the PI to resubmit the entire protocol application packet for review (show documentation of updated training, animal incidents, etc.)
  3. If the protocol expires, all data collection must stop and a new application must be submitted and approved in order to continue the project.
  4. Post-Approval Monitoring is a form of continuing IACUC oversight conducted by a subset of the IACUC and/or IACUC Administration to ensure protocol procedures are carried out according to the written protocol procedures. If your protocol is selected to undergo a Post-Approval Monitoring visit then the PI will be notified and an appropriate day and time will be selected.
Modifications

If changes to your research project are requested, the PI can submit an IACUC Protocol Modification Request Form, IACUC Veterinary Care Modification Request Form, and the IACUC Animal Number Increase Form.  The type of modification request form will depend on the type of study change needed. See the IACUC Process Overview tab above to determine which form to submit. IACUC approval of the modification is required before the changes to your protocol can be implemented.

Modification forms can be found under the IACUC Forms tab.

Closures
  1. Researchers (PIs) must close out their IACUC protocol once the research project is complete.  The IACUC office sends out reminder e-mails to PIs at 60 days prior to the 1-year and 2-year project anniversary dates, along with a notice prior to the protocol expiration date. If the PI would like to close out the protocol they can do so at these intervals (or at any time during the year) by submitting an IACUC Annual Continuing Review Form, Year 3 (Project Summary) to iacuc@uwosh.edu.
Unexpected Event Reporting
  1. Any unexpected event that has the potential to adversely affect animal health and/or well-being must be reported to the IACUC within 72 hours.  Unexpected events are reported using the Unexpected Event Form.

Contact IACUC

Chair:
Misty McPhee
(920) 424-0644
IACUC Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375
IACUC Administration
(920) 424-3215
iacuc@uwosh.edu

REPORT AN ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERN

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214

IACUC Quick Look

USOA Registration 35-R-0111

PHS Animal Welfare Assurance: A3564-01

AAALAC, INTL.: Unit 001268

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Development
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Dempsey Hall 214
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

General Inquiry:

Phone: 920-424-3215
Fax: 920-424-3221

Need More?