Provided an investigator submits his/her electronic protocol in timely fashion. In the case of committed renewal applications, the investigator should use the most recent date of approval on the application face page, even if the current approval is from the prior year's submission. If no approval has been received by the date of the deadline, the investigator should write "pending" on the face page. Approval must then be obtained within 60 days, or the application will not be reviewed by the sponsoring agency.
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration is responsible for providing certification of IACUC approval to funding agencies when such certification was not included by the investigator on the application face page.
PHS 398 KIT - Vertebrate Animal Section
When completing an application for PHS funds, the following information must be included in the section Vertebrate Animals:
A detailed description of the proposed work involving animals that exactly matches the information in the protocol the investigator plans to LINK to the application.
A justification for the use of animals, the choice of species, and the numbers used.
Information on the veterinary care of the animals involved must be provided. All animals housed at NYU Medical Center animal facilities are cared for by the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources veterinary staff. The DLAR Director is board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of New York.
The procedures for ensuring that discomfort, distress, pain, and injury will be limited to that which is unavoidable must be described. Investigators should include a description of the analgesic, anesthetic, and tranquilizing drugs to be used, and / or comfortable restraining devices where appropriate. Investigators should also indicate that they have a made a thorough search of the related literature and determined that there are no alternatives to procedures which may cause the animals more than minimal or slight pain or distress.
Investigators must describe the method of euthanasia to be employed. Again, the information provided should match that appearing in the protocol.