As a Principal Investigator,
Public Health Service (PHS) Policy, and other funding agencies and institutions, require that institutions verify congruence between those components of the grant applications related to animal care and use and approved Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols. With adoption of “Just in Time” by the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), verification of IACUC approval by comparison of the grant with the protocols occurs prior to award rather than prior to peer review. For other funding sources, verification is conducted when requested. If you determine that a grant application score is in a fundable range, we recommend that you compare the procedures proposed in the grant with applicable approved protocols. Submit any necessary new protocols, or amendments to existing IACUC protocols, to the IACUC as soon as possible to avoid possible delays in funding.
Proposed significant changes to an active protocol must go through the same protocol approval process as described for the new protocol submissions.
At the end of each year all investigators with active protocols will be asked to confirm that their protocols are active and that no changes have been made without the review and approval of the IACUC. Every three years, there will be a complete new review of the IACUC protocol using all the criteria for initial review.