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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

FY2019 IACUC Committee Members

  • Kathryn Kohl, Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Meir Barak, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Keith Benson, College of Business Administration
  • Victoria Frost, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Phillip Hays, Library
  • Merry Sleigh, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bert Platt, DVM; Veterinarian and Community Representative
  • VACANT, Community Representative
  • Terri Wright, Sponsored Programs and Research, Ex-Officio Member

IACUC Schedule of Meetings

October 2, 2018
March 21, 2019

Regulations and Guidelines

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Submission Process and Approval

The Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001) must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the research in order to ensure approval, and can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Additional forms that may need to be completed:

The Classroom Study form (IACUC002) must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the research, and can be submitted at any time throughout the year. You are encouraged to submit the form at the start of the semester for the semester in which the research will be conducted in order to ensure adequate time for review and any necessary revisions and resubmission.

Using Animals in the Classroom

If you teach a class in which students use vertebrate animals for classroom exercises or for individual research projects, complete the Classroom Study Form (IACUC002). This should only be used if you know the type of projects that will be conducted and the types of animals that will be used. By signing the Classroom Study Form, you are indicating that you are acting as the "principal investigator" and you are taking responsibility to educate the students on the proper way to use the animals (See Animal Welfare Act and appropriate animal use guidelines) and that you will monitor the student projects for compliance. You are also responsible for having the students complete a Student Research Project form (IACUC002S) that you will keep on file and make available to the IACUC upon request. The Classroom Study Form is submitted academic year - one form for Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions.

A student conducting research that is not covered by the approved Classroom Study protocol must complete the Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001) and receive IACUC approval before beginning the research.

Using Animals for Individual Faculty/Student Research

Winthrop faculty and students who conduct research using vertebrate animals need to complete the Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001) and any additional schedules that apply to the research.  This includes animals used on or off campus and animals in field studies.

Reporting Concerns About Animal Care & Welfare

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) encourages prompt reporting of any concerns, such as inappropriate care, misuse, or abuse of animals as related to research at Winthrop University.  You may report your concerns in person or by mail to: Grants and Sponsored Research Development, Macfeat House, Rock Hill, SC 29733, or by telephone at 803/323-2460.  You may also send your concerns via email to the IACUC recording secretary: Michele Smith.

If you prefer to submit your concerns anonymously, you may do so here.

Your report should be detailed and specific, including supporting documentation when possible, to allow for a thorough investigation by the IACUC.

"No facility employee, committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or subject to any reprisal for reporting violations."
- Animal Welfare Act



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