December 2008 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 5, Issue 11
Updates to on-line form in near future
The mylACUC system has been in place for
about a year. Throughout that time we have
received several suggestions for improvement
to the format and wording of some of the
questions. Updates to the system have been
in progress over the past several months. A
revised version of mylACUC will be rolled out
sometime in the beginning of 2009.
The IACUC staff appreciates the input
received by our members and by investigators.
The updated version will be more streamlined
with some reworded questions for clarification.
If you ever have questions about the
mylACUC process, please refer to the User's
Manual found on the website. If you still have
questions, please contact us at
iacuc()qrove.ufl.edu or 392-9917.
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* Important Note!
* The IACUC office will be closed from
* December 25 through January 2, when the *
S University is closed for the holidays.
We will reopen on Monday, January 5. *
Major Revision of Protocols
In our last newsletter, it was stated that major
changes, such as those listed below, need to
be made in the new mylACUC system by
creating a new study. That was incorrect. The
mylACUC system is designed to save all
changes of a document into one form on the
system. When any of these changes are
Change in species
Change in research objective
Withholding of analgesics
Increase in degree or invasiveness of a
procedure or discomfort to an animal
the changes are reviewed by the IACUC then a
final complete document is saved in mylACUC.
Therefore, it is not necessary to create a new
protocol to make major revisions as had to be
done in our old email/paper system.
However, for protocols created through our old
email/paper system, any major revisions like
those above need to be made by creating a
new protocol on the mylACUC system.
Protocolchangesfor ICV)C Tuff Committee
meetings have a deadline. When a protocol is
called for discussion at an IACUC meeting, the
PI and DR have a week or two to correspond
about the protocol and changes needed. All
changes to the protocol must be completed
before noon on the Friday before the meeting
in order for the protocol to be discussed at the
meeting. Even if you are in the process of
making changes in the mylACUC system, the
protocol will lock up at noon on Friday and you
won't be able to save your changes after that
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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.