1. Submit a new project form

Tell us as much as you can about your intended project. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the details worked out yet. We’ll guide you through the process.

2. Meet to discuss the project

After we receive your new project form, we’ll set up a time to meet and discuss next steps. Our specialty is helping new researchers plan projects.

3. Write the protocol

We can help you develop novel procedures and create protocols or identify existing protocols that match your project goals.

4. Get IACUC approval

It can take several months to have a project approved depending on whether it meets IACUC requirements and when the IACUC committee meets. Projects are often returned for review and re submission.

5. Schedule the procedure

Once approved you can contact the core to schedule your project. Timing of your project will depend on personnel availability.

6. Pre-surgery

Where IACUC policy allows, we’ll ask you to bring the animals to the core the day before surgery to acclimate. For stereotaxic surgery, we ask you to provide additional animals to check target accuracy if required. 

7. Surgery

Explore our list of available procedures to see what each surgery entails »

8. Post-operative care and monitoring

If you are providing post-operative care, please pick up animals promptly after surgery.