• . Animal research requiring IACUC approval:
➢ .Conducting experiments with live vertebrates
➢ Conducting field studies with animals that involve capturing, tagging, blood sampling, invasive procedures or manipulations
➢ Collaborative studies with scientists at other institutions if they fit one or both of the previously listed categories.
• Consult with your faculty mentor about the need for IACUC approval!
• . If you are playing a role in your mentor’s research project for which an active IACUC approval already exists, you and your mentor must submit a modification form that lists you as additional participant. A student cannot be named as Principal Investigator (PI) on an IACUC form.
• If you and/or your mentor are not sure whether your research project requires IACUC approval, contact iacucFREEMississippi%20for clarification.
Usually, the IACUC will need approximately 4-6 weeks to review your application once it has been submitted by the School Director (workflow: researcher ➔ school director ➔ IACUC); if changes are needed and/or additional information is requested, the review process will take longer.
It is imperative that you initiate the application process as soon as you have developed your research protocol and have obtained approval from your mentor.
You should ensure that you provide the IACUC with all requested information and address all concerns. It pays to prepare a thorough application!