► Animal Appendix
In order to conduct our review, investigators must submit a complete description of all animal studies. The ACURO will not review any protocols that have not already been approved by your IACUC.
If your IACUC-approved protocol(s) ONLY describe(s) animal studies funded by your DOD award or contract, submit the IACUC-approved version of your protocol(s) and a separate copy of the ACURO Animal Use Appendix abbreviated version (42 KB) for each protocol.
If your IACUC-approved protocol(s) describe any additional animal studies or experiments NOT funded by your DOD award or grant, submit the IACUC-approved version of your protocol(s) and a separate copy of the full version of ACURO Animal Use Appendix (67 KB) for each protocol. Be sure to specify which experiments in the protocol are funded by the award or contract.
If you have questions about what to submit, please contact our office. The ACURO administrative staff will confirm receipt of your submission. After review, a member of our staff will contact you requesting additional information or indicating that the animal work has been approved per your award. No animal studies may be conducted using DOD funds until ACURO approval has been granted. Studies involving non human primates, dogs, cats, or marine mammals will require a site visit by a DoD laboratory animal veterinarian.
In addition to other required documents, a signed Protocol PI Assurance (19 KB) must be submitted with each animal use protocol.
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