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Protocol Form Updated (Word 2010 format) - Not compatible with MAC - check boxes and drop down menus will not work. Type in responses.

** Beginning March 1st all protocols submissions must be on the new form

Change of PI form form accepted by the IACUC 12/18/12

**New Policy effective 3/19/13

Aseptic Technique for Animal Surgery

**New Policy effective 2/19/13

Exercise and Socialization of Dogs

**New Policy effective 1/15/13

Non-Pharmaceutical-Grade Chemicals/Compounds

**New Policy effective 12/18/12

Social Housing of Nonhuman Primates

Analgesia PowerPoint - Personnel involved with surgical procedures should view the new PowerPoint and submit a Training Documentation form.


Latest submission dates


The committee's charge is to oversee the care and use of animals in research, testing, and education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; to review all proposed and ongoing research protocols involving the use of live animals, to ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional policies and to ensure the inclusion of adequate and proper record keeping and surveillance.

Regulatory Authority

The IACUC is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law #89-544) to evaluate the care, treatment, housing, and use of animals, and for certifying compliance with the Act by the research facility. Similarly the PHS policy on Humane Care.

Verterbrate Animals and Research Questions and Answers
OLAW Assurance letter
Animal Welfare Assurance Number A3275-01
Memorandum of Understanding between UMMC and the VA
UMMC AAALAC accreditation date 7/13/2012