Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Records

Records that documents the review of research proposals that involve any type of use of animal subjects. Records may include meeting minutes, records of attendance, actions of the committee, requests for approval, subsequent actions on the requests, semiannual reports, and other related records. 




Institutional Review Board

Retention Period

All records shall be maintained for at least three years; records that relate directly to applications, proposals, and proposed significant changes in ongoing activities reviewed and approved by the IACUC shall be maintained for the duration of the activity and for an additional three years after completion of the activity. All records shall be accessible for inspection and copying by authorized OLAW or other PHS representatives at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner.


9 CFR 2.35

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008