For most new, renewal, and continuation applications, as well as amendments with significant changes (e.g., experimental procedures, number of animals, method of euthanasia, animal species and/or strain, pain category), a Pre-Committee Review of your application prior to submission to the ARC is required. This pre-review process is designed to address animal care issues and ensure completeness of your application prior to Committee review.
Note! A Pre-Committee Review is not required for the following types of applications:
- All applications requesting approval for experiments conducted entirely at another institution
- All applications requesting approval for sharing of animal tissues only
- Amendment applications requesting changes in Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, personnel, funding, location, and/or protocol title only
Please note that Pre-Committee Review must be completed and subsequent modifications made to your application prior to submission to the ARC. Early submission of your application for Pre-Committee Review is therefore strongly advised in order to meet the ARC submission deadlines. If recommended changes are not incorporated into the application, the principal investigator must provide explanations in the final application to be submitted to the ARC. If Pre-Committee Review comments are not incorporated or addressed in your application prior to submission to the ARC, the protocol will not be reviewed by the Committee, and your application will be returned to you.