IACUC Approval Exemptions

In cases where there is question as to whether or not IACUC approval is required for a proposed animal activity, investigators are to contact the University Animal Care office for advice. Upon consultation with the ACFOM, the Principal Investigator of a proposed study involving animals may be asked to request IACUC approval exemption [doc]. If applicable, the ACFOM will issue a notice of project exemption from IACUC review and approval upon consultation with the IACUC Chairperson. The notice of project exemption will be provided to the Principal Investigator, SJSU Research Foundation, Office of Research or outside agencies to satisfy any legal or institutional requirement for use of animal subjects as requested.