Title: IACUC newsletter
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091466/00002
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Title: IACUC newsletter
Series Title: IACUC newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Publisher: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 2008
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Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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February 2008 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 5, Issue 2


Several questions have come up while people
are learning the mylACUC program and during
the hands-on training sessions. Here are
some frequently asked questions:
When do we use myAC'CC andwhen do we use
the "oldway"for submissions? We are currently
using the new and old systems for protocol
submissions. All investigators must use
mylACUC for all new protocol submissions and
triennial updates of old protocols. Once a
protocol has been submitted in mylACUC, all
addendums, continuations, etc, must be
processed through mylACUC. For protocols
which were approved or in the review process
before January 2, 2008, you will still go to our
website for the continuation and addendum
forms and submit them via email as instructed
in the directions on the form.
I made the change requested 6y the reviewer. Why
can't I submit the change? Responding to
reviewer notes is a four step process. 1) Read
the note. 2) Make the change to the study. 3)
Hit save at the top of the screen. 4) Click on
the red text after the reviewer note that says
Click here to respond and tell the reviewer
that you have responded to the request. When
those steps have been made, the PI (not study
staff or study coordinator) will get a button that
says Submit Changes. When that button is hit,
the study is sent to the designated reviewer.
I can see my study but can't make any changes.
mylACUC is designed to function through
various states. Sometimes, the PI and staff
are locked out of the study because various

reviewers (DR, IACUC staff, vets) are looking
at the study. The PI will have access to the
study after all reviewers have had a chance to
make comments and ask for changes.

Fall IACUC Inspection Statistics

IACUC inspections for Fall 2007 are complete!
We thank investigators and lab staff for your
cooperation during the inspections.

Total animal rooms/areas/sites: 811
Active: 588 = 73%
Of those that are active:
No deficiencies: 429 = 73%
With deficiencies: 159 = 27%
With multiple deficiencies: 39 = 6.6%
The following break-down illustrates the areas
where deficiencies occurred:
Room needs repair (rust, area needs to
be sealed/painted, etc): and/or Room not
clean (room cluttered/dirty): 59 = 10%

Expired drugs and/or Expired solutions
and/or supplies: 55 = 9.35%

No protocols available: 32= 5.44%

Occ Health & Safety concerns
(unsecured gas tanks, non-sanitizable
surfaces, etc): 28 = 4.76%

Housing/animal issues: 16 = 2.72%

Anesthesia Machines Need Calibration
13 = 2.21%

The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Editor: Joan Wysocki, Training & QA Coordinator
UF IACUC P.O. Box 100142 -Gainesville, FL 32610
Tel: (352) 392-9907 Fax: (352) 392-9919
Send suggestions and comments to iwvsock~Oufl.edu

The IACUC at the University of Florida is committed
to ensuring that all animals used for experimental
purposes are treated humanely and that pain and
stress are minimized. We are an AAALAC accredited
institution since 1965.

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