At the October 2018 IACUC meeting, members approved the updated version of the Radioactive Material Use in Animal Studies SOP, as well as the Appendix J - Use of Radioactive Materials in Animals. Please review the version 2 of the SOP and submit only the current Appendix J with your IACUC protocol.
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I would like to inform you of a new edition of the ORIC Newsletter which contains news on several items.
WVU’s Office of Research Integrity and Compliance announcement on new “Common Rule” guidelines:
There has been a Delay of the Revised Common Rule.
Post Approval Monitoring program at West Virginia University
The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC), in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), has developed a Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) program to assist all research staff working with animals at WVU. The purpose of the PAM program is to work with the research community to ensure quality animal work and the well- being of staff and subjects alike, in a supportive and collegial manner.
Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Substances Used in Animals v.3, Rodent Survival Surgery Policy v.3, and Tumor Development Endpoints for Euthanasia in Rodents policy/guidelines have been updated and approved by the IACUC. Please review new documents prior to submission of protocols or initiating studies.
When accessing the CITI website via the WVU ORIC website page, researchers may see a new message on the CITI website. CITI is seeking to identify if the trainee is a brand new user of the CITI program or if they have existing account under a different username that needs to be merged with their WVU account. Trainees logging in for the first time should utilize their WVU institutional credentials (WVU MyID).
If this is your first time logging into CITI program, you should choose “I don’t have a CITI program account and need to create one.” Your new account will automatically be set up with your WVU username and password, so that when you login in the future using your WVU credentials, you will be automatically directed to the main menu of your CITI account.
Investigators and Research Community,
The IACUC committee has revised the Tail Biopsy for DNAExtraction in Mice.