Common Compliance Problems

Complications can include:

  • Protocol approval lapses (note: you will receive monthly reminders from the IACUC beginning 90 days before protocol expiration).  Every 3 years, a new protocol submission is needed.

  • Personnel begin working with animals prior to completing required training, and being added to a protocol via submission of a Protocol Modification Form.

  • Procedures on animals deviate from those described in the protocol (note: to make changes to procedures, all that is required is submission of a Protocol Modification Form).

  • Animals are taken from housing areas to use sites that are not listed in the protocol.

  • Animals are maintained in a use area > 12 hours without approval from the IACUC or without following the correct procedures (see Approved Investigator-Managed Use Sites and Housing Areas policy).