If you plan to use animals in your research, you will need to involve CU Boulder’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The primary function of the IACUC is to ensure CU Boulder's compliance with all state and federal regulations surrounding the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching.

Sponsors do not normally request IACUC approval at time of proposal submission, but Prinicpal Investigators (PIs) should consult with IACUC and request approvals in a timely manner. Keep in mind that NIH requires IACUC approval at the just in time (JIT) stage, and, if awarded, a project SpeedType will not be setup until approval has been obtained.

If you are unsure whether or not your project requires IACUC review, visit the IACUC website. If you are a new researcher or need more guidance on animal research, see IACUC’s Getting Started page.