IACUC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

All animal use for research, testing, or teaching under IACUC purview requires IACUC review and approval PRIOR to initiation. PIs need to submit an IACUC protocol via the online protocol system with sufficient time for the IACUC to review and approve.  There are two methods of protocol review:  FCR and DMR, outlined below.

  • FCR = Full Committee Review; occurs at the monthly IACUC meeting, deadlines for submission and the meeting schedule listed below.
    • If an application is submitted after the deadline, please be aware that it will not get reviewed until the next month’s meeting. If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact RICRO IACUC Staff.
  • DMR (or DR) = Designated Member Review; occurs at any time during the month and does not wait until the IACUC meeting.
    • Protocols that include USDA Pain Category B or C procedures typically go through DMR and can be submitted at any time during the month. However, the IACUC makes the final determination as to whether DMR is appropriate.

New Protocol Submission Deadlines 2020

Protocols are due on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting date is the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Month Protocol Submission Deadline IACUC Meeting Date
January 14th 28th
February 11th 25th
March 10th 24th
April 14th 28th
May 12th 26th
June 9th 23rd
July 14th 28th
August 11th 25th
September 8th 22nd
October 13th 27th
November 3rd* 17th*
December 1st* 15th*

*Deadline for November and December are on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
*Meetings for November and December will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Researchers may not initiate use of animals until they have received an IACUC approval.