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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IACUC Application Forms

Forms contain completion and submission instructions on the first page of the PDF document.


IACUC Application: IACUC-Application-06-13-2016 (PDF)

Request for Cadaver Procurement and Use in Teaching or Research Activities: IACUC-Cadaver-Form-02-16-2012 (PDF) 
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has adopted this form for submission, review, and approval for procurement of whole dead animals (cadavers) for use in research and teaching activities. Procurement of animal parts, such as organs or tissues, do not need IACUC approval. IACUC approval is good for one year. Activities that at any point involve live animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC on the standard IACUC Application for Approval form.


All proposed changes to approved IACUC protocols must be approved by the committee. Agencies have different review mechanisms for minor versus significant or major modifications. Read a full explanationRead detailed instructions for submitting a modification.


Teaching Addendum:  Request for Animal Use in Non-Invasive Non-Painful Teaching Observations or Demonstrations (PDF). The IACUC has approved this protocol for simple teaching activities. Narrative for Teaching Protocol (PDF)

Food Animal Feeding or Production Activities Blanket Protocol Modification Request  (DOC)
The IACUC must review and approve animal care and use activities prior to initiation of the activity. Food animal feeding or production trials frequently involve large numbers of animals using standardized procedures with changes only in ingredients or additives. It is difficult to predict all of the potential variations of a feeding trial that may be performed. Consequently, in order to facilitate the submittal and review of food animal feeding trials involving large numbers of animals, investigators can: Submit a request for a blanket protocol that describes the overall activity in broad terms.


Animal Monitoring Plan and Animal Observation Record forms detail how animals will be monitored and what actions will be taken to minimize pain or distress associated with a research project.