IACUC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Is IACUC approval needed for use of animals in teaching activities?

My grant is for 4 years can I get IACUC approval for 4 years as well?
No, NIH mandates that every project receive full review and new protocol every 3 years.

My research involves collaboration on animal use at another institution. Do I need IACUC approval?

My animals are used for learning studies and are healthy after being used. Can I give these to other researchers for their studies?
Only if both you and the designated study have prior IACUC approval.

May I bring animals in that were bred at other research institutions?
Yes, but only with approval of the veterinarian. Animals that will be housed in the facility must be kept in quarantine for up to 12 weeks.