Updates

New IACUC Chair

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and the WVU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee would like to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson, Dr. Matt Wilson.  Dr. Wilson is a Professor in the Davis College Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences and has been with the University for 16 years.  Eight of those years he served on the WVU IACUC during which he served as Vice Chair for the last three.

Dr. Wilson is looking forward to promoting a positive working relationship between the IACUC and all animal users.  Town hall meetings will be scheduled in the near future so Principal Investigators can get to know him and so he can get to know more of the animal users at WVU.

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WVU Receives AAALAC International Accreditation

The WVU Animal Care and Use program is proud to announce that the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Food Animal Research Facility have been accredited by AAALAC International as of October 28, 2016.  AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment of animal care programs at institutions all over the world.  Accreditation by AAALAC International demonstrates an institutions commitment to responsible animal care and use for the advancement of medicine and science when there are no non-animal alternatives in an ethical and humane way.

The AAALAC International accreditation number for WVU is 1646 and a link to the accreditation letter can be found on the main WVU Animal Care and Use page.  We would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who worked on attaining this goal by contributing time, energy, and expertise during the process of preparing the accreditation application.

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Incorrect Email Addresses in WVU+kc

 

Information Technology Services recommends that all WVU+kc (Kuali) users check the WVU Online Directory as soon as possible to ensure that your email address and other information is correct. Mistakes in this data could result in you not receiving system email notifications from WVU+kc. To submit corrections to your Online Directory information, please use this link.

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ORIC Spring/Summer Newsletter 2016

I would like to inform you of a new edition of the ORIC newsletter. This edition, that can be found here, contains news on several items, including:

•        IRB and IACUC site audits for gaining accreditation in their respective organizations

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WVU+kc IRB Questionnaire Updates 5/27/2016

ITS sent a message out last week informing you that the questionnaires for IRB protocols were in the process of being updated. All of the changes to the questionnaire sections have been made. Please be aware that these changes will affect all protocols created before these changes were finalized, including amendments and renewals to an existing protocol. Unless you are submitting a brand new protocol, we recommend that the first thing you do before making any changes to a protocol is to update the Questionnaire sections. In order to identify the sections that need updated, navigate to the Questionnaire page and click the Expand All button. All of the sections that need updated will have the message “Questionnaire Update Status: Update Required.” Update all of these sections prior to entering any new data. For additional instructions about updating questionnaires, see Questionnaire Page Validation Error.

 

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WVU+kc IRB Protocol Questionnaire Updates 5/19/2016

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and ITS would like to inform you that the questionnaires for the IRB Protocol module are in the process of being updated. There are changes that have already been implemented and many more that will be done over the next few days. These changes will affect all protocol types and should be apparent to all customers in the process of submitting an IRB protocol, making requested revisions to a protocol, or submitting an amendment or renewal. You must update all questionnaire sections that have been modified to the newest version before you can submit your protocol. For additional information about updating questionnaires, see Questionnaire page validation error article in TeamDynamix. We appreciate your patience as we implement enhancements to the IRB protocol questionnaires in order to clarify questions and improve display logic.

If you receive an incident report while trying to submit your IRB protocol, please refer back to the Questionnaire page to ensure all sections of the questionnaire have been updated and completed.  Once these are completed, you should be able to submit your protocol with no issues. 

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