The W&M Animal Care and Use program operates under the OLAW Animal Welfare Assurance #A3713-01 for the period of 4/30/13-4/30/17.
To request Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval for a project, go myWM and select Faculty/Staff links, Academics/Research and then locate the Protocol and Compliance link. Select this link to access the Protocol and Compliance Management system. Once logged in, you may create and submit a protocol for committee review. Please allow ample time for protocol review before the projected protocol beginning date. Often, revisions are required and this will take additional time for the approval process.
PIs who apply for funding for projects must provide protocol number, title, and date of approval to their Grant Manager prior to a grant fiscal account being established for use.
PIs who do not submit annual renewals in a timely manner are subject to fiscal account being frozen until annual review has been approved.
Please note: annual renewals are not automatic. APHIS interprets continuing reviews as a monitoring process conducted in an effort to determine that a study remains in compliance. This process is performed annually as a monitoring function. Three year protocols that are not submitted for annual review/approval will be deemed to be out of compliance.
Note to VIMS Researchers: All compliance correspondence will be sent to your W&M email address. Visit the IT website for instructions on forwarding your W&M email to your VIMS address.
For questions about IACUC procedures or forms, please email [[cacorb,Cindy Corbett]] or call 1-3966.
- Committee Membership
- OLAW Guidance on Animal Care
- The 3 Rs of Alternatives: Reduction, Refinement, Replacement
- OLAW FAQ's: Important infomation for animal researchers
- OLAW Useful Links: updated April 2012
- IACUC Posting Form (pdf) must be posted in all the rooms where animals are kept.
Federal Regulations and Compliance
- CITI Federal Compliance On-Line Training Programs -IACUC members, PIs, staff, and students involved in the care and use of laboratory animals are required to complete the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Occupational Health and Safety modules of the CITI program. The PI is responsible for ensuring all personnel on protocol have received appropriate levels of training. Please register under affiliation with "College of William & Mary".
- NIH video training on Aseptic Techniques. This course addresses four areas of basic instruction for aseptic surgery: procedure area setup, sterile instrument prep, animal prep, and surgical attire and gloving.
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Effective 1/1/12, the 8th edition of The Guide should be used as reference for animal care and use.
- OLAW--NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (contains basic documents concerning the protection of animal subjects)
- What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals-request this useful NIH publication by contacting the Grants Office at 221-3966.
- The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.
Useful Laboratory Animal Care and Use Sites
- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC.org)
- Track APHIS/AC rules and notices in the Federal Register
- AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (replaces 2000 Report on the Panel of Euthanasia) (pdf)
- Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research
- Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research (pdf)
- Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research (pdf)
- Care and Handling of Xenopus laevis (2004A)
- Powerpoint presentations and training videos/DVDs [xls] currently available through the W&M Environment Health & Safety Office. If a training topic is not on the list, please inquire with EHS as to availability.