All protocols must be submitted digitally for veterinary pre-review prior to committee review. Prior to new or full protocol review investigators/instructors must consult with the attending veterinarian.

All activities affiliated in any way with Regis, which involve use, maintenance or transport of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds or mammals, must be approved by the IACUC.

Prior approval must be obtained before animals are purchased or any such activity is initiated.

Individuals wishing to conduct such activities must complete an Animal Care and Use Protocol For Research or Teaching form.

Depending on the nature of the experimentation proposed, the application also may require submission of one or more appendices. If so, use one or more of the following links to access complete and submit the form to the Chair of the Regis IACUC and the attending Veterinarian. Forms are also available for making amendments (required IACUC approval), training documentation (to be submitted to the IACUC chair) and transferring animals internally. All completed forms should be sent to

Principal investigators or instructors must complete and submit a digital copy of the application and any associated appendices to the IACUC chair and attending veterinarian at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting (see main IACUC page for meeting schedule). The IACUC currently meets four times each year. Substantial lead-time is required when seeking federal funding for animal-related projects, because evidence of IACUC approval typically must be submitted with the application. Therefore, investigators submitting grants involving the use of animals should consult with the IACUC chair and attending veterinarian early in the grant writing process.

Approved protocols require yearly continuing research review and a three-year full review as mandated by Federal Public Health Service Policy. Renewal and three year full reviews must be completed no later than the date of expiration in order for the study to be in compliance with federal regulations. Federal regulations do not allow for any grace period for renewal.

Investigators and instructors are responsible for accurate and timely protocol submission.