Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Office of Research and Scholarship
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.
- All IACUC protocol forms are available via DocuSign.
- UT Tyler Occupational Health Program Form
IACUC requires all researchers (including students) to fill out this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of your experiments.
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.
- Procedure for Reporting Animal Care & Welfare Concerns
- Animal Care & Welfare Concern Qualtrics Form
- 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
You can use this tool to estimate the number of animals you would need for your experiments. 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.
2020-2021 IACUC Members
- Brent Bill, Ph.D., Chair
- Farah Deba, Ph.D.
- Jessica Coleman, M.S.
- Matthew Greenwold, Ph.D.
- Chris Agan, community member
- Louisa Schmidt, DVM, community member
- Kirk Reese, DVM, Attending Veterinarian
- Brandi Ballard, Safety Specialist, ex officio member
- Tamela Kimbro, MBA, ex officio member