Animal Care & Use

IACUC

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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) conducts animal care facility site visits, evaluates programs of animal care, reviews animal use proposals and ensures through staff development activities that people who work with laboratory animals are appropriately trained.

For general inquiries please contact our staff at iacuc@uga.edu.

Animal Use Proposal Submissions

All animal use proposals are submitted through Artemis to the Office of Animal Care & Use for review by IACUC.

In order to meet UGA network security requirements, off campus access to Artemis now requires the use of the UGA remote access VPN.

Information regarding the installation and configuration of the VPN client can be found at https://eits.uga.edu/access_and_security/infosec/tools/vpn/.

Once connected to the UGA remote access VPN on your device or computer, Artemis can be accessed via https://artemis.ovpr.uga.edu.

For UGA VPN support, please contact the EITS helpdesk at https://eitshelpdesk.uga.edu/ or 706-542-3106.

For Artemis support, please contact Christopher Carter at crcarter@uga.edu or 706-542-7378.

Important Information for Protocol Review

IACUC Meeting DatesLast Recommended Date for Submission for Full Committee Review
May 19thMarch 1st
June 16thApril 1st
July 21stMay 1st

Animal Use CategoryAverage Number of Days to Approval
A34
B49
C73
D16
These values were last calculated 01/2021.

Inspection Schedule

Inspection Date & TimeEstimated Time CommitmentContact to Participate
Satellite *in-person*5/17 all day > 4 hrsLA
Lab5/25 @ 9AM<1 hrRM
Satellite 5/25 @ 10AM< 1 hrRM
URAR *in-person*5/25 @ 10AM< 3 hrsES
URAR *in-person*5/27 @ 10AM< 3 hrsES
Satellite6/1 @ 2PM< 1 hrES
URAR *in-person*6/2 @ 10AM< 3 hrsES
Farm *in-person*6/4 all day > 4 hrsES
Farm *in-person*6/9 @ 9AM< 3 hrsES

IACUC Primary Members

Name of Member or CodeDegree/CredentialPosition TitlePHS Policy Membership Requirements
Gaylen EdwardsDVM, PhDDepartment Head, Physiology & PharmacologyIACUC Chair
1DVM, MS, DACLAMDirector, Office of Animal Care and Use; Attending VeterinarianVeterinarian
2JDAttorneyNon-Scientist, Non-Affiliated
3PhD, MSAssociate Professor, Animal and Dairy ScienceScientist
4PhD, MSProfessor, Poultry ScienceScientist
5BS, CHMMSenior Safety & Compliance Officer, Research SafetyMember
6DVM, PhDAssociate Professor, Infectious DiseasesScientist
7PhDProfessor, PsychologyScientist
8AS, RLATURAR Facility SupervisorMember
9PhDAssociate Professor, Cellular BiologyScientist; IACUC Vice Chair
10PhDProfessor, WildlifeScientist
11DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACLAM, CMAR, CPIADirector, University Research Animal ResourcesVeterinarian
12BS, ALATIACUC Coordinator, Office of ResearchMember
13MS, RBPBiosafety Officer, Office of ResearchMember

IACUC Alternate Members

Name of Member or CodeDegree/CredentialPosition TitlePHS Policy Membership Requirements
M1MS, RLATGSupport Services Director, Office of ResearchAlternate for Members 5, 8, 12, 13
M2MPH, CSPIndustrial Hygienist, Environmental Safety DivisionAlternate for 5, 8, 12, 13
M3BSBioresources, Laboratory Animal Technician/ BiocontainmentAlternate for Members 5, 8, 12, 13
M4BS, RLATG, CPIAIACUC Specialist, Office of ResearchAlternate for Members 5, 8, 12, 13

IACUC Alternate Scientists

Name of Member or CodeDegree/CredentialPosition TitlePHS Policy Membership Requirements
S1DVM, PhDAssistant Professor, Large Animal MedicineAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S2VMD, DACVAA, DACVECCProfessor, Small Animal Medicine and SurgeryAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S3PhDAssistant Research Scientist, Infectious DiseasesAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S4PhDAssistant Professor, Infectious DiseasesAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S5PhDAssociate Professor, Poultry ScienceAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S6PhDProfessor, Population HealthAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10
S7PhDAssociate Professor, Population Health; Professor, Wildlife DiseaseAlternate for 3, 4, 6 ,7, 10

IACUC Alternate Veterinarians

Name of Member or CodeDegree/CredentialPosition TitlePHS Policy Membership Requirements
V1DVM, MS, DACLAMAssistant Director, URARAlternate for 1, 11
V2DVM, DACLAMVP for Research Compliance, Office of ResearchAlternate for 1, 11