Protocol for Animal Care and Use
You must have your Protocol for Animal Care and Use approved before you can conduct any project involving research, teaching, or testing using live, vertebrate animals. The protocol must be approved by the IACUC before you can begin the proposed activity. The IACUC's normal turn around time is four to six weeks.
From time to time, other biomedical research institutions wish to conduct studies at Mercer University. These other institutions may be other universities, governmental agencies, or private corporations. The Animal Use and Care Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the proper conduct of all research, teaching, and testing activities using animals at Mercer, regardless of the source of funding of the project.
The process of submitting a protocol for committee review is almost completely paperless:
You can download forms from this website. After you have completed your protocol form, you will e-mail them as attachments to:
Upon the submission of your protocol, you may receive an e-mail that informs you of any individuals listed on the staff roster that need to fulfill the training requirements and participate in the occupational health program. These requirements will need to be satisfied prior to the individual(s) being officially added to the protocol's staff roster.