In 2015, CU Boulder adopted TOPAZ Elements as the electronic research administration system supporting animal research. Protocol development, submission, and review by the IACUC is conducted within this system. Other administrative processes handled in Topaz include animal ordering and billing.


Tips on Accessing Topaz

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Topaz User Guides

PI & Associates

How to: 

  • Submit animal use protocols (including interim reviews, amendments, and renewals)
  • Place animal orders
  • Request cage cards from weanings performed by your lab

IACUC Members

How to:

  • Review and provide feedback on protocols

OAR Staff

How to:

  • Receive Animal Orders
  • Manage Weanings
  • Create and Manage Cages
  • Transfer between Protocols and Facilities
  • Perform Census

Video Tutorials

New Video Tutorials are coming soon.


CU Boulder is committed to making information and resources accessible to all users. The Topaz Elements eRA system is not currently fully accessible to users who rely on screen readers and/or other assistive technology. While we work with the vendor to make the system accessible to all users, please contact the Office of Animal Resources or the IACUC office for assistance.