IACUC Meeting Schedule

2017 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are scheduled from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
All meetings will be held in Warwick-Evans Conference Room Bldg D

Month Meeting Date Submission Deadline
January 01/17/17 12/27/16
February 02/21/17 01/31/17
March 03/21/17 02/28/17
April 04/18/17 03/28/17
May 05/16/17 04/25/17
June 06/20/17 05/30/17
July 07/18/17 06/27/17
August 08/15/17 07/25/17
September 09/19/17 08/29/17
October 10/17/17 09/26/17
November 11/21/17 10/31/17
December 12/19/17 11/28/17
Semi-Annual Facilities and Laboratories
Inspection & Program Review
February/March 2017
August/September 2017
Georgetown IACUC Semi Annual Inspections

Regulations:

Animal Welfare Regulations Sec. 2.31 states that the IACUC shall (1) review, at least once every six months, the research facility's program for humane care and use of animals and (2) inspect, at least once every six months, all of the research facility's animal facilities, including animal study areas.  The IACUC will then (3) prepare reports of its evaluations conducted as required and submit the reports to the Institutional Official of the research facility. 

Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Sec. IV.B. states that the IACUC shall (1) review, at least once every six months, the research facility's program for humane care and use of animals using the Guide as a basis of evaluation and (2) inspect, at least once every six months, all of the research facility's animal facilities (including satellite facilities) using the Guide as a basis of evaluation. The IACUC will then (3) prepare reports of its evaluations conducted as required and submit the reports to the Institutional Official of the research facility.

Tentative Inspection Weeks

The Geogetown IACUC inspections occur every 6 months typically at the end of Feb, early March and end of August, early September 

Inspection Follow-up: The IACUC office will generate letters to be sent to the appropriate parties when minor or significant items were identified by the IACUC.  These letters will detail the IACUC’s findings as well as provide a time frame by which the deficiency should be corrected. The responsible parties will be sent this notification via email.   The IACUC office staff will conduct unannounced follow-up inspections of the areas in which deficiencies were identified to ensure appropriate corrections have been made.  If deficiencies have not been corrected as required, the responsible individual(s) will be contacted to provide an updated correction plan.

What to expect during an inspection

The purpose of the semiannual inspections is to evaluate the animal care and use facilities and ensure compliance with federal (Animal Welfare Regulations, PHS Policy, the Guide) as well as institutional policies.  The IACUC will visit animal housing facilities, as well as labs where animals are brought.  Please refer to the following document for how to prepare for lab inspections.