Reminder: Submit Your IACUC Protocol Early to Avoid Lapses During Holiday Closures

Submit Your IACUC Protocol Early to Avoid Lapses During Holiday Closures

 

The IACUC Office will be closed during holiday recess periods for the University:

  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 22-23
  • Winter Recess: December 24-January 1

During these recess periods, IACUC protocol submissions will not be processed or approved. If protocol approval lapses during the recess periods, animal studies related to the lapsed protocol must cease immediately. Public Health Service policy stipulates that animal research cannot be conducted without active approval of the study by the IACUC, even if the approval expires during a University recess period.

Please plan ahead and submit annual or three-year renewals of protocols expiring in November or December as early as possible.

Note that the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources will have an altered ordering and delivery schedule during the University recess periods. For more information, see: https://conta.cc/2QfFeLA .