IACUC Amendment meetings are held twice each month. Please see our meeting deadlines and schedule.
The goals of the amendment have to fit under the Scientific Goals of the protocol. Do not change the Scientific Goals to fit your amendment goals. If the goals of your amendment do not fit under the approved Scientific Goals, you will need to submit a new protocol. If you have any questions please contact Carol.Palmer@cuanschutz.edu.
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As you are going through every section, make the necessary changes to the protocol that are needed with the amendment like adding a new chemical agent, updating animal numbers, and updating the Description of Procedures.
Don’t forget that the strain list in your protocol is directly connected to animal ordering, so if you are adding a new Jackson Lab strain and you don’t add it, you won’t be able to order it.
Also regarding strains, if you are getting the strain from a collaborator on campus, please use the exact strain name other PI uses on their protocol. If you don’t, it will delay transfer requests. Ignore Non-Surgical Procedures. Put any new procedures – surgical and non-surgical – into Description of Procedures.
Regarding Radioactive/Chemical Agents, when looking for the agent make sure you use “contains” in the search parameters. You can search by CAS# by choosing Agent Abbrv. Here are some other things to remember:
If your new agent doesn’t fit any of the above and it not in the list, send the SDS of the agent to Carol.Palmer@cuanschutz.edu and tell her that’s it’s for an amendment.
For the added chemical, click on it to turn it yellow and then click on “Edit Agent”. Fill out the information on the page that appears and then click on “Save”.
In the section Animal Numbers and Categories, you will need to update your attached animal spreadsheet.
Download the “Animal Numbers Spreadsheet for eSirius Protocol Submission”. Fill it out for the animal numbers for this amendment and attach it to the protocol at the bottom of the Animal Numbers and Categories page. If you already have an animal numbers spreadsheet attached to the protocol, just add to it, save it, and re-attach it.
Only the PI can submit the amendment.
If you need to go back to the Amendment Reason section, it's located at the bottom of the Table of Contents at the left.
Please remember, when you amend your protocol, just add, do not delete. The IACUC will just ask you to put it back in.
If you have any trouble with eSirius, please contact Laura.Richardson@cuanschutz.edu