All activities involving animals must be conducted in accordance with humane and ethical principals as established by federal laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to animal care and use. The University of Central Arkansas has an Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), and, therefore, follows the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The information and animal use application form in this manual conform to the PHS Policy.
Animal: any live vertebrate animal (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians).
Activities: research, teaching, training, experimentation, observation, and related activities whether in the laboratory or in the field.
Primary Investigator: the faculty member with primary responsibility for the oversight of the research, teaching, training, experimentation, observation, and related activities.
Animals may not be acquired for use at UCA before approval is received by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
2013–2014 IACUC MEMBER ROSTER
|Jennifer Brinegar||HBS/Psychology||MAS 25||450-5412|
|Thomas Cabantac, DVM||Non-Affiliated||Conway||327-9200|
|Shawn Charlton||HBS/Psychology||MAS 257||450-5415|
|Brent Hill (Chair)||NSM/Biology||LSC 150||450-5925|
|Dunn Jones, DVM||DVM||Conway||329-5784|
|Art Lichtenstein||Non-Scientist||LIB 212||450-5202|
Julie Nikel-Butler, Research Compliance Officer, 852-7460
Please contact one of the people above if you have any questions or concerns about the quality of UCA's animal care program. You may also contact a department chair or college dean.
Protocol Review Process
The UCA IACUC uses an expedited review process when possible. In an expedited review, a copy of the protocol application is sent to each IACUC member; members read the protocol and let the Research Compliance Officer know if there is any objection to expedited review. The application is then reviewed by the veterinarian or chair. If a full review is requested or needed, it will be conducted at the next semiannual meeting (if timely) or at a called meeting.
IACUC semiannual facility inspections and meetings are held in March and September. Contact Julie Nikel-Butler, Research Compliance Officer, at 852-7460 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact date of the meeting.
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course site provides research ethics instruction in various aspects of the responsible conduct of research (RCR) including human subjects protection, health information privacy and security, laboratory animal welfare, research misconduct, data management, authorship, peer review, conflict of interest, mentoring, and collaborative science.
Controlled Substance Policy
IACUC Applications and Forms
*** NOTE: When filling out forms in PDF format please open in Adobe Reader.
All IACUC documents are date stamped and logged into a database when received in the SP office. Due to the time sensitive nature of IACUC documents, please hand deliver all documents related to IACUC to an SP staff member. We can not assume responsibility for documents not hand delivered or documents not received by a SP staff member.