Grinnell’s IACUC reviews all research and teaching projects that involve vertebrate animals. Faculty conducting research or teaching activities using vertebrate animals must complete the requirements for animal use approval listed below and submit materials to the IACUC chair or Research Compliance Manager. Researchers and course instructors need to notify the IACUC of modifications to protocols and personnel changes by submitting a Continuing Review and Modification (CRM) AUP to the IACUC. They also need to be prepared for IACUC inspections of animal facilities.
IACUC Requirements for Animal Use Approval
- IACUC required CITI Training (Working with the IACUC course and species specific modules)
- OHSP Medical Form and required follow-up
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for species
- Completed Animal Use Protocol (AUP)
CITI Program Online Lab Animal Care and Use Training
The CITI Program is a service that Grinnell College subscribes to, providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. If you are a new learner you must register to create your own username and password and gain access to the site.
The most recent IACUC forms can be found at the IACUC page on GrinnellShare (login required). GrinnellShare is a password protected site that the College uses for most of its day-to-day operations.
Federal Regulations and Other Regulatory Guidance
- Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
- PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Use in Testing, Research and Training
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (Formerly Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia) 2013 Edition
- USDA Table Classifying Pain Levels
Resources for Investigators and Faculty
- Animal Research in the College Classroom – American Psychological Society
- What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals
- Worksheet for Review of Vertebrate Animal Section
- Worksheet and Instructions for Alternatives Literature Searching