All research and teaching involving animals goes through a rigorous protocol review process performed by a diverse committee of scientists, non-scientists, community members, and animal health professionals. Without approval by the committee, known as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), animal use cannot occur at NDSU.
NDSU maintains a Registration with the United Stated Department of Agriculture (45-R-002) and an Animal Welfare Assurance with the National Institute of Health-Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (D16-00156). USDA conducts annual inspections of our facilities and records. NDSU also submits required reports to each agency, which insures adherence to all federal regulations and policies.
The IACUC and animal care personnel closely monitor the care and use of animals through daily observation of all animals, semi-annual inspections of all animal facilities, and an internal quality control program which identifies animal adverse events and seeks to correct them. All decisions concerning animal care at NDSU are made in consultation with the Attending Veterinarian.
NDSU remains committed to the humane care and use of animals in conducting important research that results in solutions to the complex problems of our day including food production systems, food security, the health of our human populations, and sustainable societal infrastructure.
Questions? Contact the IACUC Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 701.231.8114.
New Protocol submission may now be submitted via the Novelution Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Module.
NOTICE - New protocol submissions must be submitted in the Novelution IACUC module.
Tip Sheet - Starting a new IACUC protocol application
- CITI Integration - Novelution automatically integrates with the CITI program to verify completion of IACUC training. To ensure accurate reporting of your completed training, verify that the email address listed in your Novelution profile, and the email address in your CITI Profile match. Your Novelution profile uses the email set by the University System, anc can be found by clicking on 'Profile & Settings" > Edit User Profile. For most faculty, staff and students, this will be your email@example.com; however, if you have another affilation within the NDUS system (e.g. you are a student at another institution), the domain may be the institution at which you are a student OR @ndus.edu.
- Wondering the status of your IACUC submission? Check the Requirements panel within the Protocol application to current status and any "next steps" needed in the approval process. Note that any steps marked as READY must be completed before the protocol may move on to steps marked NOT READY.