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