Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Our mission is to guide and assist SUNY Oswego in caring for and using animals in ways judged to be scientifically, technically, and humanely appropriate. The IACUC is additionally charged with oversight of animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific principles. Membership: the committee consists of seven members. Assignment of membership is done in accordance with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Representation of Animal Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Before submitting a research protocol for review, please read through the SUNY Oswego IACUC Policies and Procedures Manual below.

SUNY Oswego IACUC Policies and Procedures Manual 

Membership for 2021-2022:

David Sargent, Chair, Human Development
Seth Briggs, DVM, University Veterinarian
David Dunn, Biological Sciences
Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, Biological Sciences
Wade Narrow, Non-university affiliated member
Ritu Radhakrishnan, Curriculum & Instruction
Maria Sagot, Biological Sciences

ex officio:
William Bowers, Associate Provost for Research and Administration

Fall 2023 IACUC Meeting Dates
Tuesday 19-SEP-2023
Tuesday 17-OCT-2023
Tuesday 21-NOV-2023
Tuesday 19-NOV-2023
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New Protocol Submission

Those who are interested in submitting an IACUC  protocol form for their project, research or class must use the "Protocol Submission Form" developed by SUNY Oswego IACUC.

For review, all protocols must be submitted to:

Pending any conflicts, IACUC meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. Please allow 30 days for full review of your protocol and a response from the committee. 

IACUC Protocol Review Process

SUNY Oswego IACUC Process Flow Chart

Maintaining Your Protocol

Protocols approved under the USDA Animal Welfare Act will expire after one year. To continue work under a USDA protocol after one year, a protocol must be renewed and follow the same processes as a new protocol. 

Protocols approved under PHS Policy will expire after three years. Each year that the protocol is active, an annual review form must be submitted. To continue work under a PHS protocol after three years, a protocol must be renewed and follow the same processes as a new protocol. 

All changes or amendments to either a USDA or a PHS protocol must be submitted to for review prior to being implemented. 

Below is the " PHS Annual Review Form" and the "Protocol Amendment Form."

PHS Annual Review Form

Protocol Amendment Form

CITI Training

Beginning Fall 2017, it is imperative that all individuals who will be working with animals complete the appropriate CITI Training modules.   

To access all training modules, a CITI account is required. Please follow this guidance document to create an account and register for all necessary courses. 

Feel free to go right to the CITI Login if you already have an account in place. 

If you have any questions about related to IACUC or the process of submitting a protocol, please contact:

Research Committee Coordinator

Information for Members

The following links are accessible to IACUC members only when signed into their email account.