Changes to a Protocol

Step 5

If there are any significant changes to the project (personnel, species usage, animal procedures, anesthesia, post-operative care, or biohazard procedures) you will need to submit the changes on the AUP Amendment Request Form a minimum of 30 days prior to initiation of the proposed changes. The proposed changes will be reviewed for approval.  The approval for an amended animal protocol does not extend the original expiration date of the originally approved protocol.

Examples of amendments which might be requested include but are not limited to:

  • addition of new personnel or departure of personnel from a project;
  • changes in animal procedures, such as anesthesia, surgical procedures, feeding, or sampling;
  • need for additional animals or new species;
  • changes to animal housing sites or procedure areas;
  • change in ultimate disposition of animals;
  • administrative changes such as a change in principal investigator, funding source, or project title; or
  • designate personnel to act on behalf of the principal investigator to submit amendments, annual reviews, and transfers

Complete all sections of the amendment form, describing the exact nature of the changes requested and a justification. Be sure to include any associated information normally requested on the AUP form. For example, if you are requesting an increase in animal numbers, please provide a justification for the increase and a justification for the number of animals requested. If you are adding personnel to a project, please describe their training and experience with the procedures they will perform.

Significant changes in procedures or experimental objectives may result in a request for a new AUP.

If an animal will be transferred from one protocol to another, an animal transfer form must be completed and submitted to researchcompliance@tamuc.edu with both investigators emailing their approval for the transfer from their personal work computer.

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STEP 1: PREPARE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROTOCOL APPLICATION
STEP 2:  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
STEP 3: COMMITTEE REVIEW
STEP 4: APPROVAL OUTCOME
STEP 5: CHANGES TO A PROTOCOL
STEP 6: CLOSURE OF A PROTOCOL