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Submission Deadline and DMR Review Schedule for Amendments

The IACUC has adopted a two-week review timeline for all non-administrative amendments to current, approved protocols. This change is effective immediately and applies to those amendments that are currently in pending status.

The deadlines and review dates are listed below. Amendments will be reviewed by a Designated Member Review (DMR) process of the IACUC, as outlined below:

  • Amendments submitted by the deadline for the next DMR meeting are pre-reviewed by the IACUC staff and announced to the IACUC members by a specified deadline. The IACUC members have a minimum of 48 hours to respond and ask for any of the amendments to be sent to Full Committee Review. If any member asks for an amendment to be reviewed by the Full Committee, it is no longer considered eligible for DMR, and will be reviewed at the next full IACUC meeting.
  • Those amendments that are eligible for DMR are reviwed by the three assigned IACUC members (including one member of the CARE veterinary staff). Comments and questions are sent back to the PI, who has about two-three business days to respond. The amendments are discussed at a DMR meeting and decisions are made. Decisions range from approval, modifications required for approval, or send the amendment for Full Committee Review. All decisions have to be made by unaimous vote. If the DMR committee fails to reach a unaimous vote on an amendment, it will be send to Full Committee Review.
  • The IACUC Administrator will communicate the committee decisions on the amendments via eSirius. The deliberations of the DMR are recorded in the form of minutes and made available to the IACUC.
  • The timelines for review of the IACUC reviewers and for response by the PI are considerably shorter, to allow for the quick turnaround of two weeks. In order to take advantage of this shortened timeline, we urge PIs to respond to the reviewer comments by the specified deadlines. Amendments will be eligible for review at the DMR meeting once the PI has responded to the reviewer comments in eSirius.
  • There is no change to the process for Administrative Admendments (personnel, room changes) or for protocol reviews.

IACUC Designated Member Review Schedule for Amendments

Submission Deadline Reviews Completed and
Comments sent to PI
Revisions Made by PI and Distributed to Reviewers IACUC DMR Meeting
December 13, 2018 December 20, 2018 January 8, 2019* January 10, 2019*
January 10, 2019 January 17, 2019 January 22, 2019 January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019 January 31, 2019 February 5, 2019 February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019 February 14, 2019 February 19, 2019 February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 February 28, 2019 March 5, 2019 March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019 March 14, 2019 March 19, 2019 March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 March 28, 2019 April 2, 2019 April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019 April 11, 2019 April 16, 2019 April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 2, 2019
May 2, 20198 May 19, 2019 May 14, 2019 May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 May 23, 2019 May 28, 2019 May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 June 6, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 25, 2019 June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019 July 3, 2019* July 9, 2019 July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019 July 18, 2019 July 23, 2019 July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019 August 1, 2019 August 6, 2019 August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019 August 15, 2019 August 20, 2019 August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 August 29, 2019 September 3, 2019 September 5, 2019
September 5, 2019 September 12, 2019 September 17, 2019 September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019 September 26, 2019 October 1, 2019 October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 October 24, 2019 October 29, 2019 October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 November 7, 2019 November 12, 2019 November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 November 21, 2019 November 26, 2018 November 27, 2019*
November 27, 2019* December 5, 2019 December 10, 2019 December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 December 19, 2019 January 7, 2020* January 9, 2020*
*Date changed due to holiday