A. Complete the required training. Visit the Training Page for detailed instructions.
All personnel (faculty, staff, and students) included on an IACUC protocol must complete the following training courses or provide equivalent training documents to the IACUC Administrative Office:
CITI course “Working with the IACUC”. For triennial renewal complete “Working with the IACUC Refresher Course”
CITI course “Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats”
Laboratory Safety Training Requirements
CITI course for species specific training described in the protocol.
Required for personnel working with research related animal contact must complete Occupational Health:
B. Submitting a Protocol
In order to use vertebrate animals in research or teaching, an animal protocol must be completed and reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). No ordering or use of animals may begin prior to receiving written approval of the IACUC. Animal Care and Use protocols are submitted via the Research Compliance System (RCS): Investigators are encouraged to consult with the Attending Veterinarian for questions regarding protocol design, and the IACUC Administrator for questions regarding IACUC submission processes.
Collaboration with someone outside of Rice with animal research Please go to Research Compliance System (RCS) and submit your study application form with the IACUC MOU form.
The MOU establishes the responsibility for offsite animal care and use, animal ownership, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review and oversight (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition, page 15).