Documents, Materials, and Forms
eProtocol IACUC allows for the online submission, review, routing, and tracking of animal utilization proposals (AUP or protocol). For more information, please refer to the eProtocol IACUC Information Center.
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 eProtocol IACUC Access Form. Return the completed form to the Office of Research Support by emailing it to email@example.com, faxing it to (512) 471-8873, or mailing it to campus mail code A3200.
Whenever a research project involving vertebrate animals and utilizing funds or personnel that are affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin is performed wholly or in part at another institution, the protocol approval process needs to be coordinated so that BOTH institutions have approved the work. To avoid full dual review, however, if the project is performed entirely at another institution that has its own animal care and use committee, the UT-Austin IACUC can accept a valid approval by the host institution if a completed AURF is submitted to the Office of Research Support.
All AURF documents (Annual Protocol Update Forms, Protocol Modification Forms, Protocol Personnel Modification Forms, etc.) must be emailed to the IACUC Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Utilization Registration Form (AURF)
This form must be used to register a project involving vertebrate animals and utilizing funds or personnel that are affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin when it is performed wholly or in part at another institution.
Protocol Personnel Modification Form (PPMF)
This form must be used when adding or removing personnel from an AURF.
Protocol Modification Form (PMF)
This form must be used when proposing to make changes (i.e., amendment, modification, revision, etc.) to an approved AURF. Please note that proposed changes may not be implemented until approval has been obtained from the IACUC.
Annual Protocol Update Form (APUF)
All AURFs must be reviewed annually. This form must be used to request an extension of your AURF for an additional year (only after the first and second year). An APUF must be approved prior to the expiration date of your AURF. Submit your APUF to the Office of Research Support no later than fifteen (15) days prior to AURF expiration.
Protocol Closure Report (PCR)
When all work on related to an AURF is complete or when an AURF has been renewed via third-year resubmission, this form must be used to request that an AURF be retired.
Laboratory Self-Evaluation Checklist
Semi-annually (twice a year, usually in April and October), the IACUC conducts facility inspections of all areas where animals are housed or used for experiments. The “Laboratory Self-Evaluation Checklist” should be used to facilitate your laboratory preparation for the semi-annual facility inspections and is a good resource to keep your laboratory in tip-top shape.
Whistleblower Policy Posting
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)
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
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.