IACUC Module

The Laboratory Animals module of GeauxGrants is for the submission of research protocols to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for the review and approval of all research and teaching activities that involve vertebrate animals. In this module, faculty can submit animal care and use protocol applications, modifications, and annual reviews.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The IACUC has developed a series of policies and procedures as guidelines for review of projects that involve the use of animals in research and teaching at LSU. These policies form the basis for the IACUC review and approval of animal use protocols.

LSU's IACUC reviews all research and teaching activities that involve vertebrate animals. IACUC approval is required in advance for all activities conducted by faculty, staff, or students, regardless of location and funding source.

LSU is committed to ensuring that vertebrate animals involved in research and teaching receive humane care and treatment. Animal facilities are registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as required by the Federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This Act provides guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals, their proper disposition, and recordkeeping.

Please visit the IACUC Resources page for further information.

IACUC User Guide

To help faculty and staff learn the GeauxGrants Animal Subjects module, we have developed a series of Step-by-Step Guides that provide straight-forward instructions relating to many parts of the protocol preparation and submission process. The guides are in PDF format and may be downloaded for later study.

Workshops & Training

Training for faculty researchers will be available upon request. To request training, please contact the IACUC office.