IACUC Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures ensure that research and teaching activities involving vertebrate animals conducted at Georgia Tech comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Georgia Tech IACUC Policies and ProceduresThis document details GT policies and procedures involving use of vertebrate animals, including Principal Investigator eligibility requirements, protocol review, required training, post-approval monitoring, and more.  The major policies and procedures sections are separated in the outline below for quick access:


These guidance documents also set out IACUC policies in the following specific areas:

  1. Transport, Transfer, and Receipt of Animals
  2. Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds or Expired Materials
  3. Protocol Amendment and Modification
  4. USDA Pain Categories
  5. Disaster Plan
  6. Group Pair and Social Housing
  7. Recordings of the Animal Research Program – Audio, Video, & Photo


These guidance documents set out Animal Facility Policies in the following specific areas:

  1. Procurement of Vertebrate Animals: GT has a centralized procedure for procuring vertebrate animals for research and teaching activities. No purchases should be made until a protocol receives IACUC approval. 
  2. Animal Care & Services Policy: This guidance document explains how charges are allowed and allocated to sponsored projects.