Animal Research

Animal Care and Use

Texas A&M University-Commerce requires all individuals conducting/participating in research projects (including faculty, staff, postdocs, research assistants and students, etc…) that involves living vertebrate animals to complete training for Animal Care and Use and Responsible Conduct in Research.  This requirement is met by the successful completion of the online training module from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.  Individuals conducting research with animals must obtain protocol approval from the IACUC prior to beginning research projects.  The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Eighth Edition is the best resource in which to find answers to questions and information about research involving animals.  This Guide is below under the Resources heading, as are other field or animal specific documents.

Training Information

Instructions to access the online training modules

Required Compliance Training before you can submit a protocol.

Instructions for Animal Care Protocols

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Protocols should be submitted at least one week in advance for review. Please submit your protocols electronically to Mona Gilley at mona.gilley@tamuc.edu. You may fax your signed cover page as part of your electronic protocol or fax (903-468-8784) or hand deliver to Mona Gilley, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Library 225B.


Research Protocol Form (PDF Format)

Research Protocol Form (Word Format)

Teaching Protocols(PDF Format)

Teaching Protocols(Rich Text Format)

Demonstration /Display Protocols Form C (PDF Format)

Demonstration /Display Protocols Form C (Word Format)

Committee Information, Rules, and Assurance

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

University Procedure for Animal Care and Use

PHS Assurance


Guide for the care and use of Laboratory Animals
Ag Guide for use of ag animals
AAALAC International, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

Animal Welfare Information Center- research animals
APA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animal
NIH Animal Care and Use
USDA Animal Care Publications and Policy
Wildlife in research guidelines (includes mammals, fish, herps, birds...)

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