- About the IACUC
- DLAR Info
- Protocol Submission
- Animal User Training
- For Grants Administration
Prior to conducting work under sponsored projects for research involving animals, Researchers are required to obtain evidence that the proposed project has been reviewed and approved by the UMD IACUC. Some sponsors of these projects require such evidence prior to issuing an award to the University. In all cases, the work described must be covered under an existing, IACUC-approved protocol that specifically addresses the animal research activities that will be carried out under the award. Totally new lines of investigation require a new protocol, while less divergent new projects may require only an amendment to an existing protocol. (Please contact the IACUC office if uncertain.)
In order to establish an account to access funds for a new sponsored award that involves animal research, the Contract Administrator in ORA contacts the PI and the IACUC office to obtain:
- an active UMD protocol number (e.g., R-XX-XX) and
- confirmation from the IACUC administrator that the new research is appropriately covered by this protocol.
PIs must submit a copy of the proposal to IRBnet, so that the IACUC administrator can perform an assessment of congruency or “compliance check.” PIs will receive an email from the IACUC office that states:
“In order to process this request, we need the following:
Once congruency has been confirmed, the IACUC administrator will send a notice to the Contract Administrator and the PI, typically within 24-48hrs.
Questions, comments, and/or suggestions should be directed to:
Director of Animal Research Support and IACUC Manager
1200 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA