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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 14, 2017 December 21, 2017 January 10, 2018* January 11, 2018*
January 11, 2018 January 18, 2018 January 23, 2018 January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 February 1, 2018 February 6, 2018 February 8, 2018
February 8, 2018 February 15, 2018 February 20, 2018 February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 6, 2018 March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018 March 15,2018 March 20, 2018 March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018 March 29, 2018 April 3, 2018 April 5, 2018
April 5, 2018 April 12, 2018 April 17, 2018 April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018 April 26, 2018 May 1, 2018 May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018 May 10, 2018 May 15, 2018 May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 May 24, 2018 May 29, 2018 May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018 June 7, 2018 June 12, 2018 June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 June 21, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 10, 2018 July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 July 19, 2018 July 24, 2018 July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 7, 2018 August 9, 2018
August 9, 2018 August 16, 2018 August 21, 2018 August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018 August 30, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 6, 2018
September 6, 2018 September 13, 2018 September 18, 2018 September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 September 27, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 4, 2018
October 4, 2018 October 11, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018 October 25, 2018 October 30, 2018 November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018 November 8, 2018 November 13, 2018 November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 November 21, 2018* November 27, 2018 November 29, 2018
November 29, 2018 December 6, 2018 December 11, 2018 December 13, 2018
December 13, 2018 December 20, 2018 January 8, 2019* January 10, 2019*
*Date changed due to holiday