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As a first step, research administrators should direct Principal Investigators new to UNC or new to animal research to contact the Office of Animal Care and Use.  This alerts the OACU to the new PI and initiates the relationship between the PI and the IACUC.  The OACU will provide the PI with an informational packet that includes the information below.   Please click the link at the top of this page to access a printable checklist.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • UNC Information
  • OACU
    • Contact Information
    • Services
      • ACAP (Applications, Amendments, Annual Renewals, Title/Funding Changes)
      • IACUC Meeting Dates and Application Submission Guidelines
      • Compliance Information and University Policy, Standards, Guidance, and Templates
      • PI Responsibilities
      • Required Online Forms
      • Required Hands-on Classes and Lectures
      • LAC Information
      • Grant Information (OACU, OSR, and SPO)
  • DCM
    • Contact Information
    • Services (Animal Facilities, Cage Cards, Animal Ordering, Technique Training, Veterinary Services, Husbandry)
  • EHS
    • Contact Information
    • Services (New PI Information, IBC, Schedule Forms, Hazard Forms, Lab Safety Plan)
  • Core Facilities

UNC Information

Getting Oriented at UNC

Obtain a PID Number

Set Up Your ONYEN and Password

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OACU

OACU Contact Information

Phone: (919) 966-5569

Email: iacuc@med.unc.edu

Website: https://research.unc.edu/iacuc/

OACU Services

ACAP (Applications, Amendments, Annual Renewals, Title/Funding Changes):

Electronic Application to Use Live Vertebrate Animals (ACAP) – You will need an active ONYEN and password to log in.

IACUC Meeting Dates and Application Submission Guidelines:

IACUC Meeting Dates and Submission Guidelines – Applications must be submitted to the OACU by the 15th of the month in order to be reviewed at the upcoming IACUC meeting.

Compliance Information and University Policy, Standards, Guidance, and Templates:

IACUC Compliance

Policy, Standards, Guidance, and Templates

PI Responsibilities:

P.I. Responsibilities

Required Online Forms:

Once your PID and ONYEN are set-up (See the “UNC Information” section on this page), access the online Animal Research Registration system and complete the following items:

    • Research Profile
      • Must be completed first as this establishes access to the online training materials
      • Must be completed once and then updated only as needed (i.e. lab location change, PI change, addition of animal handling responsibilities)
    • Lab Worker Form
      • Must be completed in order to access the Animal Handler form
      • Must be completed once and then updated as needed to reflect any relevant changes
      • Please contact EHS if you require assistance completing this form
    • Animal Handler Form
      • Also called the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) Research Animal Handlers and Animal Caretakers Medical History Form
      • Required for all individuals who handle or are exposed to animals
      • Must be completed prior to attending hands-on animal technique classes
      • The UEOHC staff reviews this form and may schedule further medical screening depending on your animal contact and level of risk
      • This form must be updated annually
      • See Annual Review of the Animal Handler Form for more information
    • Online IACUC Orientation
      • Required for all individuals listed on the Animal Care Application
      • Must be completed only once, prior to application approval
    • Online DCM Orientation
      • Required for all PI’s, Co-PI’s, individuals handling animals, and those entering the DCM facilities
      • Must be completed prior to application approval and updated every 3 years

Required Hands-on Classes and Lectures:

Once the required online forms have been completed, register online for the DCM and OACU hands-on training and lecture classes through the Online Class Registration.  Select “Office of Animal Care and Use” from the dropdown Sponsor menu. Personnel must complete hands-on training prior to working with animals.

LAC Information:

How To Become A Laboratory Animal Coordinator (LAC)

Grant Information (OACU, OSR, and SPO):

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DCM

DCM Contact Information

Phone: (919) 962-5335

Website: https://research.unc.edu/comparative-medicine/

DCM Services

Required Hands-on Classes and Lectures:

Once the required online forms have been completed, register online for the DCM and OACU hands-on training and lecture classes through the Online Class Registration.  Select “Office of Animal Care and Use” from the dropdown Sponsor menu. Personnel must complete hands-on training prior to working with animals.

DCM Animal Space, Cage Cards, Animal Ordering, Veterinary Services, Husbandry:

Go to the DCM Home Page.  Log in with your ONYEN to view DCM information.

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EHS

EHS Contact Information

Phone: (919) 962-5507

Website: https://ehs.unc.edu/

EHS Services

New PI Page: https://ehs.unc.edu/lab/pis/

Lab Safety Plan: https://ehs.cloudapps.unc.edu/LabSafetyPlan/

IBC: https://ehs.unc.edu/committees/ibc/

IBC Schedule Forms: https://ehs.cloudapps.unc.edu/LabSafetyPlan/

Hazard Forms: Created from within the application in ACAP

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Core Facilities

https://www.med.unc.edu/corefacilities

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