Any experimental project involving use of
laboratory animals must apply to IACUC for approval before commencing. The
Principal Investigator (PI) is primarily responsible to obtain IACUC approval
for the project. PI should download and complete the respective Application
Form and submit to IACUC Office for review and approval.
In addition to the main Application Form,
PI must provide the respective supporting documents during submission.
Incomplete submission is not accepted and will be returned to the PI by IACUC
•GMAC Approval: for use
of genetically modified/engineered
•Risk Assessment (RA): legal
requirement for all works carried out at A*STAR animal facilities – you many
contact the IBC of your Institute for
•Mycoplasma Test: for
use of human & non-rodent cells/tissues
use of mouse/rat cells or
tissues. (contact BRC Vets
for more information)
•Other supporting documents as per
requested, such as
Note to New Applicants: It is advisable for the first-time IACUC users to arrange a face-to-face meeting with IACUC members and BRC Veterinarians for better understanding of the process. You may do so by contacting IACUC Office.
Protocol Review & Approval
A temporary reference number will be assigned to each successful application.The protocol will then be reviewed by designated IACUC members and will be presented, discussed in the Committee Meeting. IACUC Office will communicate with the PI for comments, clarifications and suggestions raised by the Committee Members. PI is requested to address all the questions raised by the Committee Members and revise the Protocol accordingly, if necessary. An official approval letter will be issued by the IACUC Office upon all the requirements are met.
No animal experiment can be carried out before the official approval letter is obtained from the IACUC Office!