The IACUC's mission is to ensure the proper care and humane treatment of animals. The Committee's responsibility is to develop, review, and monitor all animal facilities and care practices within the institution for compliance with federal legislation, agency regulations, and local laws. The IACUC is responsible for the dissemination of information related to approved methods of animal care to individuals who use animals in research, teaching, or demonstration programs at Georgetown University.
BEFORE STARTING ANY PROTOCOL RELATED ACTIVITIES IN eSIRIUS CONTACT THE IACUC OFFICE FOR TRAINING.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The IACUC has transitioned all active protocols to the new eSirius electronic system. The major components of the information in your current TOPAZ protocol were transferred to eSirius but due to new/different questions and time/personnel constraints, the IACUC office was not able to transfer all protocol information without the direct involvement of personnel in your lab; therefore your original TOPAZ protocol will remain the official IACUC approved version of your protocol until you perform one of the following actions:
1. Submit a significant amendment:
In addition to the amendment you will also need to review/edit all sections of the protocol to fully transition your protocol to eSirius. Your entire new eSirius protocol containing the amendment, will be reviewed at the next IACUC meeting and once approved the new eSirius protocol will be the official approved version.
Note: If you are only submitting a personnel amendment you will only update the personnel section and NOT any other section in eSirus. Under this situation ONLY, the original TOPAZ protocol will still remain the official IACUC approved version of your protocol.
2. Submit a 3 year renewal:
You will need to review/edit all sections of the protocol to fully transition your protocol to eSirius. Your protocol will be reviewed at the next IACUC meeting and once approved the new eSirius protocol will be the official IACUC approved version.