Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for The University of Texas at Tyler, in cooperation with research scientists and veterinarians, ensures that all research and teaching protocols using live vertebrate animals are designed and carried out in a humane manner that complies with all applicable laws, policies, and guidelines. The IACUC oversees the use of animals by investigators who are committed to the highest level of ethical standards in conducting research or teaching, as well as the highest level of care for animals used in research.

IACUC Docusign Forms

 IACUC requires all researchers (including students) to fill out the following form when preparing to work with animals. This form in part satisfies IACUC's responsibility to maintain a safe working environment for the researchers as well as the animals. This form should be completed and returned via campus mail to EHS USC 135 or safety@uttyler.edu prior to the start of your experiments. 

 

Training

All Principal Investigators (PI), Co-Investigators (Co-PI), and students are required to complete safety training before any IACUC submissions are approved. Successful completion of the training is valid for a period of three (3) years.

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Resources

  •  Effect Size Calculator
    You can use this tool if you have means and standard deviations or t values and Degrees of freedom of a similar experiment.  Effect size is a required element for the power calculator.

  •  Power Calculator
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      This is expected for all IACUC protocols, and by extension federal grants. The suggested (default) values are alpha=0.05, beta=0.2, as this balances type I and type II error.  Use the Effect size calculator above to determine E.
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