Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

 

IACUC Committee Members

  • Kathryn Kohl, Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Keith Benson, College of Business Administration
  • Richard Chacon, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 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
  • Acting Director, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, Ex-Officio Member

 

IACUC Schedule of Meetings

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How to Request IACUC Review

Faculty, staff and students who conduct research using vertebrate animals on or off campus and/or in field studies must have IACUC approval for the project. To request review of your proposed research project by the IACUC, complete the Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001) [Guidelines (PDF - 147 KB)] and other documents as related to your research.  The signed and approved PDF of the protocol, including all attachments, must be submitted to Michele Smith, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, at least 30 days prior to the start of the research.  Protocols are reviewed on an on-going basis and can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Additional forms that may need to be completed:

 

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) [Guidelines (PDF - 35 KB)]. 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. The Classroom Study Form should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the research, and can be submitted at any time throughout the year. The faculty member or class instructor will act as the principal investigator and will take responsibility to educate the students on appropriate animal use (see Animal Welfare Act and other guidelines.) The faculty member or class instructor will monitor the student projects for compliance. Students must complete a Student Research Project form (IACUC002S) [Guidelines (PDF - 33 KB)] that will be kept on file with the class materials and will be made available to the IACUC upon request.

A student conducting research that is not covered by an approved Classroom Study protocol must complete the Animal Study Protocol Review form (IACUC001) [Guidelines (PDF - 147 KB)] and receive IACUC approval before beginning the research.

 

CITI Training

All members of the research team, including the primary investigator, co-researchers, research assistants, and/or faculty advisors must complete CITI Lab Animal training before submitting a protocol for IACUC review.

  • Required Training Course: Working with the IACUC

CITI Training Site [Instructions for CITI Training Site]

 

Policies and Guidelines

Humane Care and Use of Animals Policy Statement (PDF - 280 KB)

 

Helpful Links

Animal Welfare Act
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
IACUC Guidebook
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research
Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research
Public Law 99-158 - PHS Policy on Humane Care and use of Laboratory Animals

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

 

 

Last Updated: 8/7/19