Online Protocol Forms


Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

 Users Working With Training
All Animal Users and PIs

1. Animal Care & Use Orientation

        a. Occupational Health & Safety for Personnel Working with Animals
        b. Biosafety for Personnel Working with Animals
        c. Introduction to the IACUC
        d. Animal Care at MSU

2. CITI species specific modules

3. Protocol specific procedure training and assessment

Animals housed in the ARC

or animal procedures in a laboratory.

1. Hands on species specific training as applicable

2. Procedure training as needed (e.g. injections, gavage, monitoring, etc.…).

Nonhuman Primates 1. Safety, risks and zoonoses associated working with NHPs
2. Herpes B virus and exposure kit procedures
3. Tour of NHP facility, review of management and handling techniques and NHP behavior
Animals housed in JFLF 1. Facility orientation
2. Animal handling as applicable
PI Additional Requirements 1. Writing a Protocol-Core Elements
2. Protocol Review Procedures
3. PI responsibilities
4. PAM process overview

Prior to preforming any work on animals, the above training curricula must be completed.

Committee Meeting Times:

Protocol Due Date IACUC Meeting Date
2 weeks prior to IACUC meeting 3rd Wednesday of every month
December 5, 2018 December 19, 2018
January 2, 2019 January 16, 2019
February 6, 2019 February 20, 2019
March 6, 2019 March 20, 2019
April 3, 2019 April 17, 2019
May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019

Activities that Requiring Protocols

  • Research, teaching, or testing involving vertebrate animal species at Montana State University-Bozeman

List of Committee Duties

  • Review at least once every 6 months MSU's program for humane care and use of animals, using the IACUC Guide as a basis for evaluation.
  • Inspect at least once every 6 months all of MSU's animal facilities, using the IACUC Guide as a basis for evaluation.
  • Prepare reports of the IACUC evaluations conducted as required by IV.B1. and 2. of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and submit the reports to the IO.
  • Review concerns involving the care and use of animals at MSU.
  • Make recommendations to the IO regarding any aspect of MSU's animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
  • Review and approve, require modifications in or withhold approval of those components of PHS-conducted or supported activities related to the care and use of animals as specified in IV.C. of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Review and approve, require modifications in or withhold approval of proposed significant changes regarding the use of animals in ongoing activities.
  • Be authorized to suspend an activity involving animals in accordance with the specifications set forth in IV.C.6 of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Committee Mission Statement

The University is committed to the responsible and ethical care and use of animals in research. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ensures the health, well-being, and humane use of animals in research, following the regulations and guidance of the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Montana State University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals for research, training, and testing, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and federal regulations. The IACUC ensures that all animals are treated humanely and that research is performed to the highest standards.  The IACUC is also responsible to review the program for humane care and use of animals, and to inspect all animal facilities (including satellite facilities) and laboratories, and oversee training and educational programs.