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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

Documents, Materials, and Forms

Are you looking for protocol documents? The IACUC uses eProtocol IACUC for the online submission, review, and tracking of animal utilization proposals (AUP, or protocol) and Animal Use Registration Forms (AURFs). For more information regarding eProtocol IACUC, please refer to the eProtocol IACUC Information Center.

Microsoft Word Document FormateProtocol IACUC Access Form
Access to eProtocol IACUC (and the AALAS Learning Library training modules) is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students. If you have a UT EID and are unable to log on to eProtocol IACUC, you and your sponsoring Principal Investigator must complete the Microsoft Word Document ImageeProtocol IACUC Access Form. Return completed form(s) to the Office of Research Support via email to

Laboratory Self-Evaluation Checklists
Semi-annually (twice a year, usually in April and October), the IACUC conducts facility evaluations of all areas where animals are housed or used for experiments. These "Laboratory Self-Evaluation Checklists" are tools to help laboratories prepare for semi-annual evaluations.

PDF File FormatTerrestrial Animal Housing and Support Area Checklist

PDF File FormatAquatic Animal Housing and Support Area Checklist

PDF File FormatAseptic Surgery Area Checklist

PDF File FormatSpecial Facility Area Checklist. To be used for areas that include:

  • Procedural areas
  • Non-survival surgeries
  • Laboratories
  • Rodent surgeries
  • Whole body irradiation
  • Hazardous agent containment
  • Behavioral studies

PDF File FormatWhistleblower Policy Posting (English) (Spanish)
The IACUC is obligated to investigate concerns regarding the care and treatment of animals used in research, teaching, or test at the university. Concerns about animal care and use should be reported to the Attending Veterinarian, the IACUC, or University Compliance Services. The names and phone number of these contact points should be posted in animal facilities and laboratories.

Template Language for NIH Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS)
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This document was created to assist investigators at The University of Texas at Austin who house animals in the Animal Resources Center with the writing of the Vertebrate Animal Section of an NIH grant proposal.

Animal Facility Resource Summary
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This document was created to assist investigators at The University of Texas at Austin that need to list institutional resources available to support vertebrate animal research in grant proposals or funding support applications.