St. Olaf Institutional Animal Care and Use Forms – You Must Complete These Forms (1) Before Working with Live Vertebrates and (2) Annually

Federal animal welfare regulations require that an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review and approve all activities involving the use of live vertebrate animals (1) prior to the commencement of activities and (2) thereafter on an annually renewal basis.  This includes any vertebrates used for the development of experimental methodologies, instructional purposes, research, etc.

The forms, which borrow heavily from language used by other research-oriented undergraduate institutions, address all of the key tenets of the US Government’s Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.

Form 1: Protocol Routing Slip  (complete this form before beginning a new teaching or research project).

Form 2: Annual Renewal or Modification of Existing Protocol  (use this form to complete an annual renewal and/or make modifications to your existing approved IACUC Protocol).