The Office of Research Integrity

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all  research involving animals. Prior to the initiation any research efforts involving the use of animals, all UNCG researchers must have IACUC approval. If you have any questions regarding your IACUC application or ACAP, the best way to contact us is by email at  ori@uncg.edu , however,  you may also call 336-256-1482.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS REPORT REGARDING AN ANIMAL CONCERN, PLEASE CALL 336-334-4231.

Application for Space Assignment for Animal Facility

For information regarding animal ordering click here: ACAP Animal Ordering

IACUC Protocol Submission Information

What are the training requirements for an IACUC application?

How do I submit a NEW application in ACAP?

  • As of 8/12/2013, all NEW applications will be reviewed by the full IACUC committee. Similarly, all NEW applications must be submitted in ACAP.
  • It is strongly recommended that a new protocol have a Departmental Review completed prior to submission to ACAP and IACUC.

How long will the submission process take?

  • As of 8/13/13, all NEW IACUC protocols will be seen by the full committee. Your IACUC application will need to be seen by the ORI, the Attending Veterinarian, and amended if requested, before it will be reviewed by the committee. In order to get your new study reviewed at the next IACUC meeting, please allow at least two weeks of review time and make sure all requested changes are made at least ten (10) days ahead of the next meeting date.
  • Amendments and Annual Reviews will be reviewed by the Designated Member review process and will not need to go to the full committee unless otherwise specified by the reviewing members.

Can I use ACAP to submit Annual Reviews and Amendments?

  • Yes, once your application has been entered and approved in ACAP, you will be able to add any amendments and annular reviews in ACAP, and will not need paper copies.
  • All studies that will be at their three year (i.e. fourth continuing year) Annual Review will be required to be entered as a New Application.

How do I submit my annual review or amendment in ACAP?

  • For Annual ReviewsPlease note that the annual review process may take longer for the first submission for those studies that were originally submitted on paper as the study information will need to be transferred to the electronic format. Once this process has been completed, future modifications will take less time. Reminders will be sent out in advance by the ORI.
  • For AmendmentsPlease note that the modification process may take longer for the first submission for those studies that were originally submitted on paper as the study information will need to be transferred to the electronic format. Once this process has been completed, future modifications will take less time.

How will communication occur?

  • You will be notified by email through ACAP/ORI of any changes stipulated by the IACUC. This same email will also be sent to all members of your study team whom you designate to receive IACUC correspondence. The email will contain a link to the ACAP home page where all IACUC correspondence requiring your attention is listed on your home page.

How will I know I have stipulations?

  • You will be notified by email through ACAP/ORI of any changes stipulated by the IACUC. This same email will also be sent to all members of your study team whom you designate to receive IACUC correspondence. The email will contain a link to the ACAP home page where all IACUC correspondence requiring your attention is listed on your home page.

Do you recommend a particular web browser for ACAP?

  • ACAP developers and the ORI recommend you use Internet Explorer for ACAP. Certain bugs seem to be much more common when using other browsers.

What do I need to do before I submit?

  • As of 8/12/2013 all new protocols must have received a Departmental Review for scientific merit before submission to the ORI. This will ensure the version seen by the IACUC is the most completed version. You can enter the study information into ACAP and print off/email a copy for the departmental reviewer before clicking submit in ACAP, or contact ori@uncg.edu  for information on how to send the protocol through ACAP.

How do I order animals for my approved study?

How do I request an animal transfer through ACAP?

  • Please obtain an Animal Transfer form through the Animal Facility of the IACUC web page, submit this in ACAP as an Amendment indicating “Animal Transfer” as the title of your Amendment. Please attach the signed Animal Transfer form to the submission. The ORI, Animal Facility staff, and IACUC Chair will review and process the transfer, directly communicating with the Animal Facility staff. This should take no longer than 2-3 business days, and it is recommended that the transfer be requested with consideration of this time frame. The Animal Facility Staff will be notified that the animal transfer was approved through ACAP.

Who do I contact if I have problems?

  • If you need assistance or have questions about completing the online IACUC application, please contact ori@uncg.edu or call 336-256-1482. 
  • If you need technical assistance with user account login, access to ACAP, bugs, or pages not saving correctly, etc., please contact Chris Farrior, IT support at the Office of Research and Economic Development at 336-334-9702 or cifarrio@uncg.edu.

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