IACUC Contact: Jim Klenner, Associate Director
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Ball State University reviews all projects using animals in research to ensure research is conducted in accordance with Ball State University policy and with applicable provisions of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
There are three types of review for IACUC research submissions:
- Administrative Review for minor amendments and Continuing Reviews.
- Full Committee Review for major amendments, New Protocols, and de novo Reviews.
- Designated Member Review for submitted revisions post Full Committee Review.
New protocols and three year de novo reviews are usually assigned to Full Committee Review, but can infrequently be assigned for Designated Member Review. Based on the nature of changes requested in an amendment, minor changes such as adding personnel, can be Administratively Reviewed and approved. The IACUC Administrator completes a pre-review and determines which initial review is necessary for your research proposal.
Assuming all submissions require a Full Committee Review, we recommend researchers submit their protocols to the IACUC, using IRBNet, at least two weeks before the next IACUC meeting in order to be reviewed at that meeting. The IACUC currently meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Where to Find Project Documents
Updated PDF versions of the IACUC project documents are now available on IRBnet. Research projects intended for IACUC review should use these documents as part of their project submission.
The new forms are incompatible with Google Chrome, and should be opened using Firefox or Internet Explorer. Additionally, Mac Users should use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, rather than Form Finder, to open the application.
All researchers (current and newly submitting) must complete CITI training prior to submitting a protocol with IRBNet.