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 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB), serving the Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety Committees (ACC/IBC) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services. OACIB will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 23, 2021 and reopen at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Please remember the following deadlines to allow time for the review and approval process prior to the reduced service schedule:

ACC Deadlines:

  • Deadline for submission for ACC protocols eligible for review at the January Meeting is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
  • Deadline for ACC modifications eligible for administrative, designated review or full committee review in December 2021 is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Modifications submitted after this date will be reviewed in January 2022.



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