The ACUC is administratively managed by the Office of Research. The ACUC is composed of faculty and staff with experience in animal care and use, a veterinarian, and at least one outside member who represents community values. The committee has a face-to-face meeting at least once each quarter, at which time we conduct protocol reviews, perform inspections, and carry out other business as required. However, between these meetings we will review protocols electronically as they are submitted. Investigators should use the ACUC Protocol Approval Application Form when making application to the ACUC. While we have designated primary reviewers, all members can participate in the review of any application. Submit your application electronically to the secure ACUC protocol web site at https://academic.csupomona.edu/animalcare/.
In addition to insuring animal health and welfare, our approval process requires all investigators (faculty, staff, and students) on a project to fill out a Risk Assessment Screening Questionnaire and Health History Questionnaire if there is potential exposure to infectious or toxic agents. These questionnaires are reviewed by a University physician. The Principal Investigator will be contacted if any problems are detected.