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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

As of October 15, 2013, all NEW IACUC protocols must be submitted via ACAP, the electronic submission system for IACUC applications.  If a study has been previously submitted on paper, it will need to be re-entered in its entirety into ACAP for any amendments or annual reviews.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all  research involving animals. Prior to the initiation any research efforts involving the use of animals, all UNCG researchers must have IACUC approval. If you have any questions regarding your IACUC application or ACAP, the best way to contact us is by email at  ori@uncg.edu , however,  you may also call 336-256-1482.

Application for Space Assignment for Animal Facility

For information regarding animal ordering click here: ACAP Animal Ordering

IACUC Protocol Submission Information

What are the training requirements for an IACUC application?

As always, all research personnel must have yearly Occupation Health Certifications, as well as tri-annual completion of CITI’s Working with the IACUC Curriculum and a species-specific course for the species you will be working with.

How do I submit a NEW application in ACAP?

As of 8/12/2013, all NEW applications will be reviewed by the full IACUC committee. Similarly, all NEW applications must be submitted in ACAP. A detailed explanation of how to submit on ACAP can be found here. Applications should have their departmental review completed and be submitted to ACAP.

Since the studies were entered administratively by the ORI at the time ACAP went up, the versions of your studies in ACAP are empty and cannot be opened to edit by you or your research team unfortunately. Therefore, Amendments and Annual Reviews will
will be required to be entered as a New Application.

If you DO wish to enter your study in its entirety at any time prior to the next Annual Review, or at the time of an Amendment, you may do so. Just note that it will be assigned a new number in addition to the original study number.  All studies that will be at their three year Annual Review

How long will the submission process take?

As of 8/13/13, all NEW IACUC protocols will be seen by the full committee. Your IACUC application will need to be seen by the ORI, the Attending Veterinarian, and amended if requested, before it will be reviewed by the committee. In order to get your new study reviewed at the next IACUC meeting, please allow at least two weeks of review time and make sure all requested changes are made at least ten (10) days ahead of the next meeting date.

Amendments and Annual Reviews will be reviewed by the Designated Member review process and will not need to go to the full committee unless otherwise specified by the reviewing members.

Can I use ACAP to submit Annual Reviews and Amendments?

At this time, no. Since the studies were entered administratively by the ORI at the time ACAP went up, the versions of your studies in ACAP are empty and cannot be opened to edit by you or your research team unfortunately. Therefore, Amendments and Annual Reviews will still be submitted via email on paper copies by email at ori@uncg.edu. These will be uploaded into your ACAP files once approval goes through.

If you DO wish to enter your study in its entirety at any time prior to the next Annual Review, or at the time of an Amendment, you may do so. Just note that it will be assigned a new number in addition to the original study number.

All studies that will be at their three year Annual Review will be required to be entered as a New Application.

How do I submit my annual review or amendment in ACAP?

For Annual Reviews, a step-by-step explanation of how to submit through ACAP can be found here. Please note that the modification process may take longer for the first submission for those studies that were originally submitted on paper as the study information will need to be transferred to the electronic format. Once this process has been completed, future modifications will take less time. Reminders will be sent out in advance by the ORI.

For Amendments, a step-by-step explanation of how to submit through ACAP can be found here. Please note that the modification process may take longer for the first submission for those studies that were originally submitted on paper as the study information will need to be transferred to the electronic format. Once this process has been completed, future modifications will take less time.

How will communication occur?

You will be notified by email of any changes stipulated by the IACUC. This same email will also be sent to all members of your study team whom you designate to receive IACUC correspondence. The email will contain a link to the ACAP home page where all IACUC correspondence requiring your attention is listed on your home page.

How will I know I have stipulations?

You will be notified by email of any changes stipulated by the IACUC. This same email will also be sent to all members of your study team whom you designate to receive IACUC correspondence. The email will contain a link to the ACAP home page where all IACUC correspondence requiring your attention is listed on your home page.

For instructions on how to address stipulations, please click here.

Do you recommend a particular web browser for ACAP?

ACAP developers and the ORI recommend you use Internet Explorer for ACAP. Certain bugs seem to be much more common when using other browsers.

What do I need to do before I submit?

As of 8/12/2013 all new protocols must have received a Departmental Review for scientific merit before submission to the ORI. This will ensure the version seen by the IACUC is the most completed version. You can enter the study information into ACAP and print off/email a copy for the departmental reviewer before clicking submit in ACAP, or contact ori@uncg.edu  for information on how to send the protocol through ACAP.

How do I order animals for my approved study?

Please click here for instructions ACAP Animal Ordering

Who do I contact if I have problems?

If you need assistance or have questions about completing the online IACUC application, please contact ori@uncg.edu or call 336-256-1482. Please also see our website for further information that may be helpful.

If you need technical assistance with user account login, access to ACAP, bugs, or pages not saving correctly, etc., please contact Chris Farrior, IT support at the Office of Research and Economic Development at 336-334-9702 or cifarrio@uncg.edu.

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