WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Review of Research Involving Vertebrate Animals
University policy requires prior approval of all research protocols involving animals. The policy applies to the use of live vertebrate animals in research, research training, or biological testing-whether funded or unfounded-conducted at this University or at another institution as a result of subcontracting or other type of collaboration.
The following plan has been adopted to assure maintenance of records which provide written assurance that all animal facilities, as well as research and training procedures, are beyond reproach and are in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.
I. FUNDED RESEARCH: Submit FORM IACUC-1 to the Director of Sponsored Research Administrative Services well before the anticipated deadline.
II. Non-funded Research: Includes both faculty projects and student research and instructional activities. Major advisor and departments chairs must sign for student research. Review will be prompt, and a report will be provided for the principal investigator. In certain instances, modification may be requested by the full Committee, and any changes requested must be incorporated into the final proposal.
III. Cooperative Research: When a project requires collaboration with another institution, e.g., hospital, the Committee must have the approval of both institutions’ Animal Care and Use Committees.
IV. Teaching: Protocols must be filed as above.
Individual faculty are responsible for the adherence to these regulations by staff and students under their supervision.