Upcoming Topaz Elements System Downtime

Please note the Topaz Online Protocol Submissions System will be undergoing maintenance at the following date and time:

September 8, 2022
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Make sure to click the “Save Button” if you are working on an application form since the system will be down during this time.
The system will not automatically save your work as you complete an application form.

Thank you for your understanding during this brief downtime.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee that reviews all protocols involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any distress.

The IACUC is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of the University while maintaining compliance with Federal and State animal care principles, guidelines, and regulations. The Florida International University’s Animal Care and Use Program encompass all animal use by the University for research, teaching, and training.

This site contains the necessary tools and information to assist investigators during the IACUC protocol submission and review process. You can find them on the left navigation menu including Obtaining IACUC Approval which provides step by step instructions on preparing your submission, Policies & Procedures which contains helpful resources on conducting research with animals, and IACUC FAQs which contains answers to commonly asked questions.

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All upcoming IACUC workshops are displayed here. Note: If you do not see any upcoming workshops, then it means that we have not yet scheduled our next IACUC workshop.

Need Assistance?

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is responsible for the ethical and regulatory oversight of research, teaching and training at Florida International University that involves animals. ORI supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

If you have any questions regarding the IACUC, please contact the IACUC Coordinator, Angel Rayo or Barbara Llaneras Rodriguez, Associate Director in the Office of Research Integrity. They can also be reached at: (305) 348-2407 or (305) 348-8316 respectively.