The committee is scheduled to meet on the second Wednesday of every month in LPSC 402*, starting at 8:30 am. Please contact APOffice@oregonstate.edu to confirm if you plan to attend in person or to request a Zoom link to the meeting, as time and place may occasionally change.  

Upcoming meeting dates for 2020:

  • August 12th
  • September 9th
  • October 14th
  • November 11th
  • December 9th
  • January 13th
  • February 10th

*Meetings will be held virtually during the current COVID-19 conditions.  Please contact APOffice@oregonstate.edu to request a Zoom link to the meeting.

Grant applications often ask for a “PHS Animal Welfare Assurance Number”.  Our Assurance Number is: D16-00145, valid until May 31, 2023.

 

Our USDA Registration number has 2 parts:  Certificate: 92-R-0041; Customer: 503605

Yes, the OSU Animal Care and Use Program is accredited by AAALAC, International.  Our most recent site visit took place on October 9-10, 2017.

The Principal Investigator, and anyone that comes into direct contact with live animals for all research, testing, training, or teaching purposes, unless exempted by a written agreement or MOU. 

Both the IACUC Protocol and Personnel Amendment forms list prerequisite educational and occupational health program requirements, along with links for easy access.

Please refer to the IACUC Protocol review process page on our website.

From the date of submission, the median turn-around time is usually less than 6 weeks for protocols, less than 3 weeks for amendments, and less than 2 weeks for protocol annual reports.

An approved IACUC protocol can be amended to include changes if the changes are consistent with the original protocol scope and objectives.  We recommend submitting your protocol amendment at least 4 weeks before you plan to incorporate the requested changes.

Examples of amendments include:

  • Change in protocol title
  • Change in funding source
  • Change of Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Addition or deletion of protocol Participants 
  • Addition or change of IACUC-approved locations for animal housing or procedures
  • Request to add additional animals
  • Request to add additional strains or species 
  • Modifications regarding use of drugs or compounds, dosing, and route of administration
  • Modifications regarding use of anesthetics, analgesics, and peri-operative animal care
  • Modification or addition of procedures performed with animals
  • Changes to methods of euthanasia

If the proposed changes do not fit with the scope and objectives of the original protocol, a new IACUC Protocol should be submitted.

IACUC protocols may describe plans for animal care and use for up to 3 years.  IACUC-approved protocols come with a protocol approval letter that lists annual and final (3-year) expiration dates.  These dates are also listed at the top of your approved protocol.

Submit an annual report form to the IACUC for review prior to each annual expiration date.  We recommend submitting your annual report approximately 4 weeks in advance of the exipration date.

If you want to continue work beyond the 3-year (final) expiration date, you must receive a new IACUC approval letter for your updated IACUC protocol submission prior to the 3-year expiration date of your expiring protocol.  We recommend submitting your updated IACUC protocol at least 8 weeks in advance of the final exipration date.

Some funding agencies require verification that an IACUC has reviewed and approved all animal care and use described in a funding proposal, prior to an award. 

At OSU, the Animal Program office verifies that animal work described in a funding proposal is essentially the same (congruent) as that described in the IACUC-approved protocol. 

In order to do so, the PI must provide the Animal Program office with timely and accurate project funding information and documentation.  

Our Animal Program office is still responsible for verifying IACUC protocol-grant congruency if OSU administers funding for the project, regardless of the proposed site for the work, unless there is a written MOU that specifically describes a different procedure.