You may submit a protocol prior to arriving on campus if you have been issued a NetID by
your hiring department.
You may list multiple grants on a single protocol or a single grant on multiple
Regulations require each protocol to include a search for alternatives to
painful/distressful procedures. UW Libraries offers a resource guide to help you get
You must request a congruence check of your protocol and PHS-funded grants. This request
can be made on the protocol workspace or contact a congruence specialist at
RARC veterinarians must prereview your new and three-year renewal protocols before you
can submit your protocol for IACUC review. Use ARROW to submit your protocol for prereview. Allow two weeks for
Specific information regarding animal facility operations such as space
requirements/availability, animal shipping and quarantine, and per diem rates are facility-specific and are not
handled centrally by RARC. Contact your hiring department, school, or college, or work with the veterinary staff for
Policy UW-4111, Training
Requirements, requires that everyone named as staff on an animal protocol - regardless of experience - must complete
basic training on animal-use rules, regulations, and safety, and take the occupational health risk assessment. Much
of the training is available online, accessible with a UW-issued NetID. You may submit your animal protocol for
IACUC review before fulfilling all training requirements. Specific instructions for completing these requirements
are issued via email notifications to each unique user.
PIs are expected to follow all policies established under the authority of the
Institutional Official and the Chief Campus Veterinarian (Attending Veterinarian) regardless of school or college.
Policies established under the authority of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees apply either
universally or to the school or college committee that established them. See Policies.
PI lab rooms listed on a protocol will be inspected every six months.
Projects that involve non-contact, observational studies of wildlife species in the field may not require an IACUC-approved protocol. Contact the IACUC office or an RARC veterinarian for more information. Researchers may want to contact the editors of journals in which data from these studies may be published for journal-specific expectations of IACUC approval.