Timetable for Protocol Approval

Approval of a new protocol usually takes between two and six weeks. The timetable is dependent upon several factors, including the responsiveness of the PI to questions by the IACUC, the schedule of monthly meetings (usually the first Tuesday of the month), and whether the protocol requires full committee review (FCR). When FCR is not needed (about 85% of protocols), protocols are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Type of Review Approximate Time
Pre-review by IACUC staff 2 days
New protocol review 28 days
Renewal protocol review 28 days
Significant amendments 26 days
Minor amendments 2 days
Full committee review Monthly meetings (1st Tues)
Facility inspections Every 6 months
PI requested grant verification 3 days