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Compliance - Animal Subjects

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Clarkson University recognizes its responsibility to ensure the humane and appropriate care and use of all live vertebrate animals used or intended for use in research, research training, experimentation, biological testing, or teaching.  Therefore, the University has established and provides resources for an Animal Care and Use Program and an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that oversees the program, facilities, policies, and procedures.

To conduct animal subjects research in which Clarkson University is a participant, follow these steps:

  • Read and be familiar with the Clarkson University IACUC Handbook of Policies and Procedures (.doc 235 KB)
  • When familiar with Clarkson's policy, take the CITI Program Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Course - Click here for instructions. You must successfully complete this training to conduct animal research at Clarkson.
  • After you have read Clarkson's policy and completed the training above, prepare and submit the IACUC protocol application one week prior to scheduled meeting date to the IACUC Administrative Assistant, Rebecca Thatcher at

IACUC Membership (effective 01/12/15):

Dr. Thomas Lufkin, IACUC Chair; Department of Biology
Dr. Tom Langen, Department of Biology
Dr. Kenneth Wallace, Department of Biology
Dr. Costel Darie, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, Director of the Career Center
Dr. Tony Beane, D.V.M., SUNY Canton
Mary Beth Warburton, Community Member

Contact Us:
Institutional Officer (IO), Greg Slack,
IACUC Chair, Thomas Lufkin,
IACUC Administrative Assistant, Rebecca Thatcher,

Question/Complaints/Concerns: click here for contact information

IACUC Meeting Dates
IACUC meetings are typically scheduled on a semi-annual basis or as needed; April and October. IACUC protocol applications are due at least one week prior to scheduled meeting date.

October 21, 2016

IACUC Application Form for Use of Animals in Research and Classroom (.doc 109 KB)
IACUC Application Form for Use of Animals in Field Research (.doc 29 KB)
IACUC Amendment Form (.doc 95 KB)
IACUC Annual Protocol Review/Protocol Termination Form (.doc 114 KB)
IACUC Custom Antibody Approval Form (.doc 111 KB)
IACUC Off-Campus Evaluation Form (.doc 129 KB)
IACUC Student and Staff Training and Orientation Form (.doc 72 KB)
IACUC Member Resource List (.doc  68KB )
IACUC Member Training and Orientation Checklist (.doc 68 KB )

Clarkson University Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines
Clarkson University IACUC Handbook of Policies and Procedures (.doc 235 KB)

Federal Regulations and Guidelines
Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC 1996)
AWA Act information
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Panel on Euthanasia
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Homepage
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Workshop Opportunities
Instructions for Completion and Peer Review of the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) in NIH Grant Applications and Cooperative Agreements
Preparation Summary for Preparing the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) - NIH Proposals