Meeting Dates & Deadlines

The IACUC Protocol Review Application form is available on the IACUC website under Forms and Guidance. Because the forms are updated periodically, PI's are advised to download new blank forms as needed directly from the ORSP website. All materials should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Office documents to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at by the announced deadline. Applications received after the announced deadline will be reviewed in the next review cycle.

Upon receipt of an application, the ORSP will conduct an administrative review and return the package to the applicant if it is incomplete.

If the application is complete and clear upon first submission or upon re-submission, the ORSP will distribute the application electronically to the IACUC members.

Proposals to the JU IACUC must include, at a minimum:

  1. Completed JU IACUC Protocol Review Application
  2. CITI Training Credentials for all project personnel.

Completed application packages are accepted via email at:

IACUC Submission and Review Cycle
For Research & Course Occurring Application Packets Must be Submitted No Later Than Final Decisions Given On or Before
Fall Semester Rolling (for 2018 IACUC Launch) April 15
Spring Semester September 15 November 15

The Primary Investigator (PI) is the individual responsible for research project(s) using vertebrate animals, and it is the PI, as opposed to the IACUC, who is accountable for all aspects of animal care and welfare. If the PI is a JU student, a Faculty Mentor must co-sign the application.

To allow for adequate review by the IACUC, proposals should be submitted well in advance of the preferred start date. While every effort should be made to submit a proposal during the fall and spring review period, there are instances that may arise that make the above schedule unconducive to research and teaching. Special requests for proposal reviews outside of the above schedule will be considered on a case by case basis. PIs requesting a special review outside of the time parameters above should send the justifications for the request in an email to the IACUC Chair. Members of the IACUC cannot review their own proposal.