NSU promotes the highest standards of animal care and use and is committed to the humane care and treatment of all animals being used for research. The animal care and use program at NSU provides training, state of the art facilities, and personnel to facilitate hands-on medical research utilizing animals.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with the responsibility of ensuring proper care, use, and humane treatment of animals in research, testing, and education. The IACUC is a group of faculty, veterinarians, staff, and community members appointed by the NSU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to evaluate and oversee animal use in research at Nova Southeastern University. The IACUC provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. The IACUC also conducts inspections of all areas where animals are housed and used, reviews the institutional program for animal use, and reports its findings to the NSU Institutional Official semi-annually.
All investigators utilizing animals in their research must have an approved protocol on file with the NSU Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC). For more information and to submit an application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION NSU ANIMAL RESEARCHERS!!!!
The NSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will be transitioning their forms and process to an electronic submission system called IRBManager™ effective September 1st, 2021. Please refer the new IRBManager™ tab below for more details.
The NSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will be transitioning their forms and process to an electronic submission system called IRBManager™ effective September 1st, 2021. This electronic submission system allows for a more efficient method to submit, review, and approve IACUC research submissions.
All individuals involved in research with animal subjects, including investigators (P.I. and Co. P.I.), members of the research team (i.e. research personnel), and IACUC members must create an IRBManager™ account. All currently active protocols have already been imported into the system for use and viewing. If you have an annual renewal due after September 1st, 2021, you will need to submit your annual renewal form through IRBManager™. For assistance accessing, submitting and viewing protocols, please refer to our newly created NSU IACUC IRBMANAGER™ User Guide. Researchers are encouraged and welcomed to begin using the IRBManager™ System before the official transition date of September 1st, 2021.
Protocols must be received by the first of each month by 5:00pm to be reviewed at that months IACUC meeting. All protocols received after this date and time will be reviewed at the next month’s IACUC meeting.
Creating an IRBManager™ Account
NSU IRBManager™ IACUC User Guide
NSU IRBManager™ IACUC Reviewer User Guide
To be directed to the IRBManager™website: https://nova.my.irbmanager.com/Login.aspx
To Create and IRBManager™ Account:
4. Once completed, click "Register".
IMPORTANT NOTE: All NSU students, faculty, and staff must use their official NSU email address when registering for IRBManager™.
Starting a new IACUC Initial Submission Form:
Starting an IACUC Annual Renewal Form:
Starting an IACUC Protocol Closure xForm:
Starting an IACUC Deviation or Adverse Event xForm:
Assistance with Issues in IRBManager™
***Do not contact NSU OIT or IRBManager™ for assistance with IRBManager™***
Please contact the IACUC Administration via email at NSUIACUC@nova.edu or via office phone at 954-262-7590 with any questions or issues you have regarding the IRBManager™ electronic submission system.
If possible, please take and send a screen shot of the issue you are having as it will help us to better assist you.
The IACUC meets monthly or as necessary to review and approval all animal research.
January 12th, 2022
July 13th, 2022
February 9th, 2022
August 10th, 2022
March 9th, 2022
September 7th, 2022
April 13th, 2022
October 12th, 2022
May 11th, 2022
November 9th, 2022
December 7th, 2022
Protocols must be received by the 1st of each month by 5:00pm to be reviewed at that months IACUC meeting.
The NSU IACUC requires all individuals participating in research and/or teaching involving animal subjects to receive training. NSU utilizes the CITI Program to provide online training and certification for animal care, treatment, and use. Training must be completed by each individual prior to working with animals and entering the CCR Vivarium where animals are housed. Individual personnel may be assigned additional training based on the specific needs of the animal protocol(s) on which they are listed. The IACUC administration and vivarium manager will assign and manage protocol-specific training and education.
Individuals can access the CITI Program training at https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=14.
Please direct any questions regarding the IACUC training requirements to NSUIACUC@nova.edu.
NSU is committed to upholding the highest standards of animal welfare. Please help us by doing your part to report noncompliance, adverse events, and animal welfare concerns. To report animal welfare concerns, please contact the IACUC administration at NSUIACUC@nova.edu.
To report anonymously 24 hours/7 days week, please contact the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline at 888-609-NOVA (888-609-6682).