Using DMR after FCR

Purpose

In order to comply with government regulations and to simplify the approval process, the IACUC has established a policy on the ability to utilize the designated member review (DMR) for approval of new protocols.

Action

IF THE ORIGINAL FULL COMMITTEE REVIEW RESULT IS “MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED”, THEN:

1. The changes requested to the protocol are sent to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the protocol through the Topaz electronic animal protocol development and review system.

2. When the PI has responded to the request for changes, the PI’s changes are sent to the reviewers (Primary, veterinarian, research safety) of the protocol via Topaz with a request to review the changes by a specified date (generally one week).

3. All reviewers must agree to the changes made. If there is no consensus to the changes, the protocol will go back to the full committee.

4. When all three (3) reviewers have indicated approval of the change(s) in Topaz, the ACC office will approve the protocol.

Effective Dates:   December 6, 2018 thru December 31, 2021