Both the Public Health Service (PHS) and the USDA require that all research-involving animals receive review by an IACUC. PHS policy requires that this review be performed at least once every three years. USDA regulations require that this review be performed on an annual basis. Both NIH and Non-NIH funding agencies require evidence of institutional approval of animal studies at the time of award (on time approval).
Only faculty members of NYU School of Medicine at or above the level of Assistant Professor can submit a protocol.
The PI submitting an IACUC protocol for review must verify that the information provided in the form is accurate and complete and acknowledge his or her ultimate responsibility for the ethical performance of the research, instruction, or testing, the welfare of the animals involved, and strict adherence to any conditions imposed by the IACUC. This requirement is satisfied by the agreement of the PI to several assurances listed within the protocol form and indicated by the PI’s e-signature. The e-signature of the PI is required prior to submission of a protocol to the IACUC.
In order to log onto TOPAZ Protocol Submission and Review System, you need to be on campus and use your Kerberos ID as the username and your NYULMC email password as the password to log on. If you have problems logging on, call the MCIT Help Desk at 212-263-6868.
Click here to log onto the TOPAZ Protocol Submission and Review System – http://somwaoprod1.nyumc.org/webprotocols/
Training manuals and F.A.Q. documentation can be accessed on campus or through NYU Onsite Health http://www.nyuonsitehealth.org by going to the Research Admin section of our Intranet The Link under the heading IACUC Electronic Protocol Training Guides.
It is recommended that before completing the Form, DLAR Veterinarian should be consulted. Consultation with the DLAR Veterinarian can avoid delays in approval.
The IACUC meets every month. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Investigators should submit protocols at least 60 days in advance of the intended start date, or application deadline date, to allow ample time for IACUC review.
If you have questions regarding protocol submission process and procedures and electronic protocol submission training, contact the IACUC office at 212-263-5691 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.