Question: I need the Oregon State University Animal Welfare Assurance number for my grant application. What is that number?
Answer: Grant applications often ask for a “PHS Animal Welfare Assurance Number”. Our Assurance Number is: D16-00145, valid until May 31, 2023.
Question: What is OSU's USDA Research Facility Registration number?
Answer: Our USDA Registration number has 2 parts: Certificate: 92-R-0041; Customer: 503605
Question: Is OSU's Animal Care and Use Program accredited by AAALAC, International?
Answer: 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.
Question: Who needs to be listed on an IACUC Protocol?
Answer: 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.
Question: What are the minimum requirements for participants to be listed on an IACUC Protocol?
Answer: Both the IACUC Protocol and Personnel Amendment forms list prerequisite educational and occupational health program requirements, along with links for easy access.
Question: What is the review process for IACUC Protocols and Amendments?
Answer: Please refer to the IACUC Protocol review process page on our website.
Question: What is the typical IACUC Protocol turn-around time for review and approval? What about for amendments and annual reports?
Answer: 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.
Question: When can I submit an amendment instead of writing a new Protocol?
Answer: 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:
If the proposed changes do not fit with the scope and objectives of the original protocol, a new IACUC Protocol should be submitted.
Question: How long does an IACUC protocol approval last before expiration?
Answer: 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.
Question: How can I continue work past the annual expiration dates?
Answer: 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.
Question: How can I continue work past the final expiration date of an IACUC protocol?
Answer: 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.
Question: What does Protocol-Grant Congruency refer to?
Answer: 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.
Question: What if OSU administers the funding, but the animal work is performed elsewhere?
Answer: 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.
Question: When does the IACUC committee meet?
Answer: The committee is scheduled to meet on the second Wednesday of every month in LSPC 402, starting at 8:30 am. Please contact APOffice@oregonstate.edu to confirm if you plan to attend, as time and place may occasionally change.