SMART IACUC includes:

  • An IACUC and/or Hospital Review Board reliance agreement that permits eligible institutions that join it (“Participating Institutions”) to cede review of veterinary clinical research to other Participating Institutions’ IACUC and/or Hospital Review Boards 

  • A set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide implementation of the reliance relationship among Participating Institutions.  

  • A centralized online system to support sign-on, reliance determinations, and harmonization of study review and approvals 

Watch this space for future announcements related to the SMART IACUC network, which is anticipated to go live in Summer 2022

How may an institution join the SMART IACUC network?