Protocol Development and Forms

Animal Use Application (Protocol)

You will need an animal use application BEFORE animals can be ordered or used. The protocol form can be found below.  All submissions should be emailed to

  • You can look at the submission dates and deadlines for review by the animal Committee by checking the "Meeting Dates and Deadlines" tab on the left.
  • If you would like to have your protocol pre-reviewed, please contact the Office of Animal Welfare for a pre-review. Flowcharts and timelines of the review process can be found below.
  • If you are being added to an existing protocol, your principal investigator can submit an amendment form to have you added.

Submission Information

Guidance Documents

 (All PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or later. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free here.)

Current Animal Care and Use Proposal (ACUP) Forms (Version 1.6) 

NOTE: Right Click the link and select "Save link as..." to download to desktop

Current Addendum Forms

Other Forms

Last modified: Aug 12, 2016