IACUC Protocol Forms and Required Training


Committee Meeting Times:

IACUC Meeting Dates
Located in Presidents Conference Room- Montana Hall – basement unless stated otherwise.
December 15, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 7, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 17, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 21, 2022

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.