NIH Updates Grant and Contract Submission Requirements Regarding the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals

Friday, August 09, 2013

Grant and Contract Submission Requirements Regarding the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition has been published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on August 7, 2013, NOT-OD-13-098. After September 1, 2013, the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) of grants and contracts must be consistent with the 2013 Guidelines. In their submission to NIH, investigators are required to describe any method of euthanasia to be used and the reasons for its selection and to state whether the method proposed is consistent with the 2013 AVMA Guidelines. If the proposed method is not consistent with the AVMA Guidelines, a scientific justification must be included in the VAS.


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IRB Protocol and Report Submissions May Now Be Submitted Via Email

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


The Office of Research Compliance will accept protocol and report submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) via email. Protocol forms, modification and renewal requests, and final reports may be submitted to which is a designated email for submission purposes only. Please incorporate all materials related to the request into one pdf file.  All electronic submissions for full board review must be received by 4:45 PM on the day of the submission deadline to be considered at the next meeting. An automated confirmation will be provided upon receipt of your submission.  If Investigators prefer, a hardcopy of protocols and reports will continue to be accepted at this time. For hardcopy submissions, only the original is required (additional copies are not necessary).  To avoid confusion, please do not duplicate submissions using both methods.  Please contact the Office of Research Compliance at (334) 844-5966 or with any questions.

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Export Control page updated

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Export Control page is now updated and featuring new and exciting information. Please take the time to visit the "International Travel" and the "Training" tabs under: RESEARCH COMPLIANCE → EXPORT CONTROL → TRAINING (or) INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. As always, the staff at the Research Security Office is at your disposition to help with any questions that may you have. Just call 4-5041 or 4-5962. We hope you enjoy the new training slides and traveling tips available now in our web page.

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Changes to Animal Use Protocol Modification Forms

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In an effort to make the protocol modification system more efficient, the IACUC has revised all modification forms. There are currently two new forms for making modifications--which replace the four old forms. The Personnel Modification Form should now be used for adding or removing personnel from a protocol. The Modification Form for Approved Protocol should now be used for all other changes to an IACUC approved protocol.  Always download the form from the IACUC forms site to ensure you are using the most current version .

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New IBC Exempt Form available for Investigators

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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