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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Submitting a Proposal

Submitting a Proposal

To submit a research proposal for IACUC review, email a completed IACUC proposal form to the IACUC Administrator. The preferred proposal form is in PDF format, which requires the freely-available Adobe Reader to view. To fill out the form, first make sure you have Reader installed. Next:

  1. Download a version of the form: 
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Email the completed form along with any necessary permits to the IACUC Administrator (

If you are having difficulty working with the PDF-based form, you may submit the Alternative Proposal Form instead. 

Response times vary depending on the level of review required, particularly if no full meetings are upcoming. The committee invites email queries and will contact you if information is lacking or unclear. Providing complete and clear responses on the form is the best way to ensure rapid feedback. 

Consult the USDA Pain Category Examples for more information answering


Training for investigators, staff, and students conducting research is provided via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program).

Please contact the IACUC Administrator ( to setup a training account.

Completion of principal investigator training is a prerequisite for protocol review.