The IACUC is committed to the humane care and use of laboratory animals. The IACUC has oversight of all animal-related activities performed at UConn Health. It is the responsibility of the IACUC to ensure that all work performed with research laboratory animals used at UConn Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and institutional laws, policies, and guidelines.
- 2014 Revised FINAL Assurance Statement
- 2014 Approved Assurance Statement Letter
- 2016 AAALAC Accreditation Letter
Any Questions: Please contact the IACUC office.
Accessing the Animal Facility
In order to access the animal facility, you need to contact the Center for Comparative Medicine (x2731) and ask them for a facility access request form. The IACUC office does not grant facility access.
If you make changes to your protocol and you get an error message once you save that states the changes can’t be saved because the “following accounts are not longer active:”, simply go to the accounts field and delete the account(s). You will then be able to save the changes made to the protocol.
If you are having technical problems with Topaz, please do not contact the IACUC office. Contact the OVPR IT Help Desk at 860-486-7944.
3 Year Renewals in TOPAZ
Please be aware that 3 year renewals in TOPAZ must be handled as a NEW ORIGINAL PROTOCOL SUBMISSION. You cannot “renew” the protocol nor can you paste from your old protocol. You may copy your protocol and edit it for your 3 Year Renewal if you wish to continue the existing project. Please remember to update personnel, room locations, old protocol numbers, etc. If you are performing painful procedures, you must re-do your search for alternatives and your consultation with the Attending Veterinarian.
Regularly scheduled Topaz Elements training is available. See http://research.uchc.edu/about/research-it/topaz/ for upcoming dates, times, and registration information. Training on the system is required prior to receiving access to create or submit protocols.
The IACUC is requiring that all euthanasia stations be equipped with the Euthanex® system. Please review the letter from the IACUC Chair regarding this issue. For more information, contact Dr. Chidambaram, Attending Veterinarian.