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Submitting a protocol for review

If you are using live vertebrate animals for research or teaching activities at Indiana University, you are required to submit a protocol for review.

A protocol is a detailed set of activities for the project you’re proposing, supported by evidence from other research and from preliminary investigations. Your protocol must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before work can begin.

Where you plan to do your research or teaching activity will determine which committee reviews your protocol.

Contact someone about animal care and use


Contact the Bloomington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (BIACUC).

  • Bloomington IACUC
  • Email:
  • Phone: (812) 855-5138


Contact the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Dentistry, or the IUPUI School of Science.

  • School of Medicine IACUC
  • Email:
  • Phone: (317) 278-1826

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