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  1. Submission
  2. Typical Review Timeline
  3. External Animal Study/Animal Tissue

Submission

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  1. All members of the research team complete required training: Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training.
  2. All members of the research team complete the Animal Exposure Medical Evaluation on Salute.
  3. KAUST Occupational Health group reviews the Animal Exposure Medical Evaluation to identify any medical prerequisites required for the research team member to work with animals.
  4. The principal investigator (PI) submits the IACUC protocol form by email to iacuc@kaust.edu.sa and includes supporting documentation (Collaborator Approval, etc.). Please reference the IACUC User Manual - Rodents when completing the protocol.
  5. Research Compliance checks the IACUC protocol for completeness and assigns a sub-team of the IACUC to perform a pre-review.
  6. The sub-team shares comments on the IACUC protocol with the PI and discusses possible changes; the PI then submits any necessary revisions. RC verifies that pre-review is complete.
  7. IACUC reviews the IACUC protocol to evaluate compliance with regulations, analyze the harm-benefit of the animal study, and sends comments to Research Compliance
  8. After the pre-review is completed, Research Compliance forwards the IACUC protocol to the full Committee for review.
  9. Research Safety Team (HSE) conducts a safety assessment to ensure that all necessary laboratory safety practices and safety training are in place; Research Safety Team (HSE) notifies IACUC when all safety requirements are met.
  10. IACUC reviews the IACUC protocol, and sends any comments for the PI to Research Compliance.
    Review methods:
    Circulation – Protocol reviewed by electronic circulation with no requirement for a meeting.
    Meeting - Protocol reviewed by electronic circulation, and must be discussed and approved at a convened meeting.
  11. Research Compliance manages review circulation. The PI submits a response to any comments along with a revised IACUC protocol addressing the comments.
  12. Once the IACUC protocol is approved, Research Compliance informs the PI in writing.
  13. Note: Approval will not be released by Research Compliance until training, safety requirements, and occupational health (OH) evaluations are completed.

Typical Review Timeline

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External Animal Study/Animal Tissue

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Forms

IACUC Protocol
  • IACUC Protocol Form
  • Housing in PI Laboratory
  • Aquatic Animal Log exemple.pdf
  • Aquatic Animal Log exemple.xlsx
  • Terrestrial Animal Log exemple.pdf
  • Terrestrial Animal Log exemple.xlsx
  • Scroing Sheet Templates
  • General Scoring sheet.pdf
  • General Scoring sheet.xlsx
  • Body Condition Scoring sheet.pdf
  • Body Condition Scoring sheet.xlsx
  • Animal Irradiation Scoring sheet.pdf
  • Animal Irradiation Scoring sheet.xlsx