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Commonly Requested Information

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Most Recent AAALAC Accreditation Date: November 2022

PHS Assurance Number: D16-00379 (A3627-01) 

USDA Registration Number: 81-R-0002

News and Announcements

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TOPAZ Roll Out for AACUC Protocols

We are excited to share the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is currently migrating all approved AACUC protocols from the paper form to TOPAZ (new software). Several steps have been taken to achieve this, including transferring each approved, active protocol into TOPAZ.

Transferred protocols must now be managed in TOPAZ. To access the TOPAZ system please visit and bookmark MSU's TOPAZ page. Active protocols can be retrieved by going to Animal Protocols, Protocols/Open Approved Protocols. Note: Protocols will have the original approval dates, for example, if your protocol has a 2021 approval date it will expire in 2024.

In addition to being a portal to access AACUC protocols, the TOPAZ page also serves as a resource for users with valuable tips, FAQs and User Guides.

TOPAZ Training for Principal Investigators

ORC will be offering two upcoming Topaz trainings for Principal Investigators (PIs) on Thursday, May 4th from 1-2pm and Tuesday, May 9th from 2-3pm, both in ABB 145 conference room and (a formal calendar invite requesting an RSVP will be forthcoming). So, if you have previously been or will be a Principal Investigator on any future AACUC research or teaching protocols, you will need to participate in a training.



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AACUC Committee meetings are listed below. They are held in ABB 145 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August, 27 2024 (noon to 2 p.m.)


IACUC Committee meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the President's Conference Room, Montana Hall, unless otherwise noted.

2024 meeting dates:

  • January 18 - cancelled
  • February 15 - virtual
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19