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Application Procedures

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The IACUC’s goal is to review applications as expeditiously as possible while still maintaining compliance with federal regulations and review requirements.

 Steps in the Submission Process

  1. Complete the CITI online training course, “Working with the IACUC.” All involved investigators, faculty advisors, students, and personnel are required to complete the training once every three years.
  2. Complete and ensure that others involved have completed the Animal Worker Questionnaire.
  3. Complete the application form and all required and applicable attachments, including applying for required licenses or permits. You may contact the Attending Veterinarian for guidance on animal care issues.
  4. Send all application materials to Sponsored Programs ( for pre-review by the Attending Veterinarian. Documents should be sent in their original file format (Word documents) to allow the Attending Veterinarian to return comments electronically.
  5. Finalize the application based on feedback received from the pre-review.
  6. Sign the application, secure the signature approval of your department chair, and submit one original of all applicable materials to Sponsored Programs. Copies of training documentation must be included with each protocol submission. Application materials may be mailed to Coates CPO 20 or hand-delivered to Jones 414.
  7. Sponsored Programs will forward the application materials to the IACUC members for review. You should expect to be contacted by email in approximately two weeks with (1) an approval notification letter; (2) a request to respond to the IACUC’s review comments; or (3) a notification that your application has been referred for full committee review.

The EKU IACUC does not automatically require that applications be reviewed during a convened meeting, but a convened meeting is necessary if either of the following two events occur during the review of the application: (1) any one member requests a review by the full committee during a convened meeting; or (2) the application is not approved unanimously and without qualifications by committee members assigned as designated reviewers. Click here for a detailed description of the protocol review process.

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