The IACUC is authorized to approve, require changes to, disapprove all proposed research activities involving vertebrate animals. In addition, the IACUC is authorized to suspend any research activities that are in violation of previously approved protocols. All research involving vertebrate animals is required to be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to initiating research.
In addition to the review of research protocols involving the use of non-human animals, the members of the IACUC also conduct an internal program review and facilities inspection once every 6 months.
You will need to complete a Study Protocol Form and submit to the IACUC Chair for review. Please make sure to have completed CITI Training requirements before completing an application as this will be an automatic return to you and your study staff. For assistance on obtaining a certificate, view CITI training tutorial.
Please complete the renewal/closure form, and return to the IACUC Chair.
Please complete the unanticipated or adverse event form, and return to the IACUC Chair.
The IACUC committee members meet at least once every six months to review the University’s IACUC program and inspect all animal facilities, and provide a report to the Institutional Official. The committee may also meet throughout the year, as needed, to review procedures, protocols, and/or concerns of non-compliance.
Use the anonymous tipline link at the top of this page to promptly report concerns. This enables protection for any affected animals, and promotes a caring and ethical culture.
Reports should include (but are not limited to) instances of:
1. Significant adverse impact on the health or welfare of one or more animals
2. Significant threat of adverse impact to animal welfare (such as extended power outages, flooding, facility damage)
3. Significant or repeated noncompliance issues with regulatory (State of Pennsylvania, OLAW, USDA) or funding entity (NSF, NIH) requirements
4. Significant or repeated noncompliance issues with BU and Animal Care and Use Program Protocols, Policies, Assurances, and Agreements
Dr. Eric Stouffer – Research Scientist
Dr. William Coleman – Research Scientist
Dr. Kevin Ball – Research Scientist
Dr. Pamela Frenz – Veterinarian (Non-BU)
Dr. Candice Klingerman –IACUC Chair
Dr. Kylie Jeffrey D.C. – Non-BU Affiliated
Dr. Clay Corbin - Research Scientist
Dr. Scott Duncan – Non-Scientist