All research (including classroom activities and SMP research) involving vertebrate animals must be approved by the St. Mary’s IACUC. Submit new protocols to the chair at email@example.com by one of the deadlines (listed on the “Schedule” page) for full review. The committee meets shortly after each protocol deadline to make a decision. Protocols remain valid for 3 years from the date of approval. Submit modifications to existing protocols to the chair at firstname.lastname@example.org any time during the semester for a designated member review.
“According to U.S. federal law, institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution’s animal care and use program.” – http://www.iacuc.org/