Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

All proposed uses of animals in teaching and research at CSUB must be submitted to the IACUC for review. The "Health Research Extension Act of 1985" specifies that these activities may not begin until they have been authorized by the university IACUC. "Animals" are defined as live vertebrates in terms of these protections.

The principal investigator on every IACUC protocol, as well as others having substantial contact with the animals must be certified as having appropriate training in the Humane Care and Use of Animal Subjects (HCUAS). Training materials for this purpose are available online HCUAS Training.

Proposed use of animals for either teaching or research are submitted to the IACUC in a specific IACUC protocol format and reviewed by the IACUC at quarterly meetings in September, November, February, and May IACUC Meeting Dates. Submission deadlines are announced to CSUB faculty and generally fall two weeks before each meeting date. Persons submitting IACUC protocols are required to attend the IACUC meeting to present their protocol and answer questions.

Please contact us if it is inconvenient for you to use these online materials, or you have questions:

Isabel Sumaya (Research Ethics Review Coordinator) 654-2381 or
Gwen Parnell (Research Compliance Analyst)  654-6712 or

IACUC Protocol

IACUC Protocol Form and Instructions

IACUC Protocol Renewal and Instructions

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Modifications & Renewal + Modifications to Protocols

To Submit a Request for Modifications or a Renewal with Modifications:

Please contact us to request the link to your protocol to make modifications & submit through Qualtrics. 

Examples of Modifications include:

Modifications in Activities, Modifications in Rationale, Modifications in Personnel, & Changes in Funding Source