Boston University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees and routinely evaluates the activities conducted by and at BU that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals, including: animal and veterinary care; policies and procedures; personnel and program management and oversight; occupational health and safety; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC oversee... functions; and animal facility design and management.
All research and involving animals on the Charles River Campus, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston Medical Center, are subject to the authority of the IACUC, regardless of funding source or other regulatory requirements.
All animal care and use protocols must be approved by the IACUC before animals are procured and prior to performing any work involving live vertebrate animals.
For both campuses:
- Protocols are reviewed and approved prior to implementation of any protocol activities.
- Every three years protocols undergo a full, de novo review (as a new protocol).
- Any and all changes must be submitted to the IACUC as an amendment and receive approval prior to implementation.
BUMC and CRC Protocols
Huron Research Suite IACUC will be available 24/7 except for standard change windows, which occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 6:30pm-12:30am ET and weekly on Sundays from 2-3am ET.
Please contact IACUC@bu.edu with any questions or to sign up for training sessions.
An offsite protocol is funded through BU, but none of the procedures involving live vertebrate animals are performed at BU.
- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be executed with the performance site where the procedures involving animals will be conducted, prior to initiation of activities.
- Please send a copy of the approved protocol and approval letter from the performance site’s IACUC to IACUC@bu.edu to begin the MOU process.
- Contact IACUC@bu.edu with any questions.
An exempt protocol involves only the use of dead animals, animal tissues or fluids, invertebrate animals, or non-intrusive field research.
- Submission of a full protocol for IACUC review is not required.
- An exemption form must be submitted to IACUC@bu.edu.
Individual researchers at BU/BMC will use the BioRaft training portal to access several Research Compliance training courses and to manage their own individual training and Research Occupational Health Program ROHP is part of the ... clearance information. This includes registration for in-person classroom training sessions as well as links for online courses.
Principal Investigator (PI) Profile
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In the event a PI does not have a PI Profile, the PI Registration form should be completed to register for a new account.