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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 8, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 20, 2016 December 22, 2016
December 22, 2016 January 5, 2017* January 10, 2017* January 12, 2017*
January 12, 2017 January 19, 2017 January 24, 2017 January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017 February 2, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017 February 16, 2017 February 21, 2017 February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017 March 2, 2017 March 7, 2017 March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017 March 16, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 March 30, 2017 April 4, 2017 April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 18, 2017 April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 April 27, 2017 May 2, 2017 May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017 May 11, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017 May 25, 2017 May 30, 2017 June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017 June 8, 2017 June 13, 2017 June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 27, 2017 June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017 July 6, 2017 July 11, 2017 July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 July 20, 2017 July 25, 2017 July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017 August 3, 2017 August 8, 2017 August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017 August 17, 2017 August 22, 2017 August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017 August 31, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017 September 14, 2017 September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 September 28, 2017 October 3, 2017 October 5, 2017
October 5, 2017 October 12, 2017 October 17, 2017 October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 October 26, 2017 October 31, 2017 November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017 November 9, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017 November 22, 2017* November 28, 2017 November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017 December 7, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 December 21, 2017 January 3, 2018* January 5, 2018*
January 4, 2018 January 11, 2018 January 16, 2018 January 18, 2018
*Date changed due to holiday