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UCM Animal Care and Use (IACUC)
The University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is dedicated to the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research and teaching conducted at UCM or by individuals associated with the university. The IACUC is guided by federal regulations and ethical principles intended to ensure the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching. All research and teaching involving vertebrate animals that is conducted or authorized under the jurisdiction of UCM is subject to review by the IACUC.
1. Consult with Dr. Lankford or Mr. Metcalf for guidance in completing applications also known as protocol forms
2. Applications are submitted by the Principal Investigator to the IACUC through the community group on Blackboard. Go to the community tab using either the Organization Search or Organization Catalog modules. Once located, click the drop down next to the IACUC and select Enroll.
Go to the application tab and find the application type you are submitting. Attach the application as well as materials including letters of permission if needed. Student researchers are to email their advisor a copy of the application. You will see your submission posted in the gradebook.
(If you are not currently enrolled in courses but are working on your thesis, please contact the Graduate School to enroll in GRAD 5001. This will give you Blackboard system access.)
Meeting Schedule, Membership and Operations
Tentative meeting dates: The third Thursday of October (10/16/2104), February (2/19/2015) and May (5/21/2015) each year at 4pm in Morris 310.
Reporting Concerns for Animal Research
Reporting Concerns for Animal Research - The UCM IACUC recommends that concerns related to noncompliance first be discussed with one's supervisor, since many instances can be corrected within the research team. Alternatively, the IACUC Compliance Officer may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.