Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

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The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is a standing committee at Georgia State, whose composition and responsibilities are mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 98-198).

All research at Georgia State that involves animal subjects must be reviewed and approved in accordance with federal law and university policy. Georgia State’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with overseeing compliance with these federal regulations.

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As of September 1st, 2015 all new IACUC protocols (including renewing 3-year protocols) will only be accepted in electronic format via the iRIS protocol system. For those of you planning on submitting new protocols (including renewing 3-year protocols) in September you may use the system now by going to and logging in using your Campus ID and Campus ID password.  For information on how to use the system please visit the Knowledge Base.

We will have open forum meetings on September 14 (Petit Science Center 203), October 12 (Petit Science Center 124) and November 16 (Petit Science Center 124) from 10AM – 12PM to introduce the system and field any questions or concerns from the animal research community. In addition to these open forum meetings and online training, one-on-one training can be scheduled by contacting Research Solutions or animal users can do drop-in sessions with CII located in Aderhold Learning Center, room 423.

If you currently have an approved protocol, then you will use the old system for amendments and/or annual renewals for that specific protocol until it expires.   The IACUC office will maintain two protocol systems, old and new iRIS for up to 3 years to accommodate PIs that have recently submitted new or renewed protocols using the old system.