The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for oversight of the animal care and use programs at UT Martin. This committee is mandated by Federal law to ensure the humane and ethical treatment of animals. All requests to conduct research with animals are reviewed by the IACUC, which is composed of scientists, non-scientists, and members of the community. The IACUC also conducts regular inspections of animal use areas and the institutional program from animal use.
A protocol application must be submitted via Dynamic Forms by the principal investigator. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will review the protocol and contact the principal investigator if any sections are incomplete. Once the application is complete, the ORSP will submit the application to the IACUC Chair for review and scheduling of committee review.
Standard Operating Protocols for UT Martin
UT Martin maintains a Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) membership which includes IACUC training courses. UT Martin faculty, staff, and students can access CITI through Single Sign On at https://www.citiprogram.org. Choose Log In and then select Log In Through My Organization to select UT Martin.
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) offers free webinars and podcasts to help IACUC members and Institutional Officials (IOs) explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals. For program information, visit https://olaw.nih.gov/education/webinars-and-podcasts.
UT Martin's Certification from the USDA for IACUC purposes:
Class R Research Facility
Certificate No.: 63-R-0119
Customer No.: 37207 (Expires 6/28/2024)
Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at email@example.com or (731) 881-7015 for additional information about the IACUC processes and procedures, review process, or committee meetings.