IACUC Holiday Protocol Submission/Review Schedule Information

Attention all Principal Investigators (excluding IACUC protocols at the Hershey College of Medicine):

To accommodate the University’s winter holiday closing schedule, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC ) final 2020 protocol review will occur on Monday, December 7, 2020.  For a submission (new, modification or renewal) to be eligible for this 2020 review, it must be received by the Office for Research Protections (ORP) on or before 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Please see the holiday review timeline below:

  • Last Eligible Submissions (New, Modifications, Annual Renewals, Triennial Reviews) for 2020 will be accepted: Until 5:00 pm Thursday, November 19th 
  • FINAL IACUC PROTOCOL REVIEW for 2020: December 7th, 2020
  • Last IACUC Full Committee Meeting: December 10th, 2020
  • All Submissions received November 20th – December 24th will be reviewed Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 (1st IACUC review of 2021)
  • IBC protocols associated with IACUC protocols: The final IBC meeting dates are November 17, 2020 and December 15, 2020. 


After December 24th, 2020, IACUC submission deadlines and review timelines will return to normal. Additional information about normal IACUC submission deadlines and review timeline is online at: https://www.research.psu.edu/iacuc