The Animal Care Committee (ACC) is responsible for reviewing and approving all research involving animals used in research, testing, or teaching.  Committee functions are administrated through the Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The goal of the OACIB is to facilitate the protocol writing/review process for the investigator and to ensure compliance of animal-based research, testing or teaching with federal regulations. OACIB accepts all protocol submissions, coordinates protocol review, notifies the investigator of the outcome of protocol review and works with investigators during the protocol writing/review process.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the use of animals in research, testing or teaching.
 

ACC Announcements

2018 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2018 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 24th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project documents due prior to Wednesday, January 2, 2019, please submit all necessary paperwork no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018.

ACC Deadlines

Submit New Protocol to ACC 12/18/18 Meeting

Nov 27

Month
Deadline to Submit New Protocol
Deadline to Submit Corrections (Based on Vet Comments) or Revisions on Deferred Protocols*
ACC Meeting Date
Notify PI By
 December 11/27/2018 12/4/2018 12/18/2018 12/21/2018

Submit New Protocol to ACC 1/15/19 Meeting

Dec 11

Month
Deadline to Submit New Protocol
Deadline to Submit Corrections (Based on Vet Comments) or Revisions on Deferred Protocols
ACC Meeting Date
Notify PI By
January December 11, 2018* January 2, 2019 January 15, 2019 January 21, 2019

*Please note that this deadline is earlier than other months due to holiday schedule. 

Submit New Protocol to ACC 2/19/19 Meeting

Jan 29

Month
Deadline to Submit New Protocol
Deadline to Submit Corrections (Based on Vet Comments) or Revisions on Deferred Protocols
ACC Meeting Date
Notify PI By
February January 29, 2019 February 5, 2019 February 19, 2019 February 25, 2019