Great! Your protocol has been approved. Now what? There are some ongoing responsibilities for each Principle Investigator once your protocol has been approved. 

Major Time Point One:

Two months prior to the first anniversary of your protocol, you must submit an interim (annual) review through TOPAZ Elements. This simple form updates the IACUC Office on your animal use for the past year, and gives us an idea of your planned use for the next year. Note: It is the PI's responsibility for tracking the approval periods (anniversary dates) of the protocol and submitting the review in a timely manner.

Major Time Point Two:

Two months prior to the second anniversary of your protocol, you must submit another interim (annual) review through TOPAZ Elements. This simple form updates the IACUC Office on your animal use for the past year, and gives us an idea of your planned use for the final year of your protocol. Note: It is the PI's responsibility for tracking the approval periods (anniversary dates) of the protocol and submitting the review in a timely manner.  

Major Time Point Three:

At least three months prior to the expiration date of your protocol you must submit a re-write (renewal) through TOPAZ Elements. Select "Create Renewal" - this form will ask if you plan on renewing or are closing the protocol, and for a brief summary. Please update all areas of the protocol to reflect current procedures (i.e. remove any personnel and/or procedures that are no longer in place). Note: It is the PI's responsibility for tracking the approval periods (expiration dates) of the protocol and submitting the renewal in a timely manner.

Continuous:

Report all unanticipated/adverse events that occur on your protocol within 72 hours of the event. The investigator must notify the IACUC Office (303-492-4787) of any unexpected results that adversely affect the welfare of the animals. Investigator must report any unanticipated pain or distress, morbidity or mortality of animals to the attending veterinarian and the IACUC. If there is an adverse event involving the health and/or safety of any researcher or animal handling personnel, the investigator must contact the IACUC office (303-492-4787) and EH&S (303 492-7072),  and complete a University Risk Management Employee's Injury Report Form within 48 hours of the event. 

Continuous:

Tracking your Animal Usage. See our Quick Reference for Animal Tracking for details regarding ordering, breeding, imports, transfers and field research.

Continuous:

Have your personnel maintain their personnel qualification forms/excel tracker of qualifications so they are always up-to-date. See our Guidelines for Maintaining Training Documentation.