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The Cleveland State University (CSU) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all aspects of CSU’s animal care and use programs for teaching and research. The President of CSU has delegated to the Institutional Official the authority to appoint the required members that make-up the IACUC. This committee meets monthly and is composed of: a Chair, a Veterinarian, Research Scientists, Non- Scientists and Community Representatives. The main responsibilities of the committee are to: review all animal use protocols, ensure compliance with federal regulations, perform semi-annual internal inspections of all animal facilities and laboratories where animals are either housed or utilized and, oversee training and educational programs. The IACUC serves as a resource for Faculty, Investigators, Technicians, Students, Staff, and Administrators by providing the appropriate scientific, humane, and ethical guidance for the conduction of all animal use procedures.
A new protocol submission is submitted to the IACUC secretary in person or via email. The IACUC secretary sends a receipt of submission to the investigator and the proposed protocol is sent to the consulting veterinarian to pre-review. The consulting veterinarian sends his comments to the investigator. The investigator makes the required corrections/clarifications and sends the revised document back to the IACUC Secretary. Prior to the convened meeting, each IACUC member is provided with a full copy of each protocol and an outline that lists all projects to be reviewed during the convened meeting. Written descriptions of research projects that involve the care and use of animals (which include the veterinarian recommended revisions) are available to all IACUC members at least ten (10) business days prior to a scheduled IACUC meeting. Full committee review (FCR) is required for all proposals submitted to the IACUC.
Approval of research projects may be granted only after review at a convened meeting of a quorum of the IACUC with the approval vote of a majority of the quorum present. No member may participate in the IACUC review or approval of a research project in which the member has a conflicting interest (e.g., is personally involved in the project), except to provide information requested by the IACUC, nor may a member who has a conflicting interest contribute to the constitution of a quorum. The IACUC shall notify investigators and the institution in writing of its decision to approve, require substantive modifications to (to secure approval), or withhold approval of those activities related to the care and use of animals.
|August 13, 2014||Noon||Wednesday||Stillwell Hall, Room 215|
|September 10, 2014||Noon||Wednesday||Stillwell Hall, Room 215|
|October 8, 2014||Noon||Wednesday||Stillwell Hall, Room 215|
Protocols are subsequently reviewed by the IACUC according to the following schedule:
|Protocol Submitted By||IACUC Meeting Reviewed|
|July 29, 2014||August 13, 2014|
|August 26, 2014||September 10, 2014|
|September 23, 2014||October 8, 2014|
|Hammonds, Michael||Health Sciences||SH firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Howerton, Robert||Environmental Health & Safety||PS email@example.com|
|Lammers, Andrew||Health Sciences||SH firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mazumder, Barsanjit||BGES||SI 261
|Sahley, Tony||Health Sciences||SH email@example.com|
|Stewart, Scott||External Member||216.452.9165, Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zinner, Michele||BGES||SI email@example.com|
Please contact Beth Kenaga, Animal Research Facility Manager, if you have any questions.