Bowdoin College is committed to the proper and humane treatment of all animal research subjects. All members of the College - faculty, staff, and students alike - are expected to show respect and regard for any living creature subjected to investigative procedures. Unnecessary pain to any creature is to be avoided. Awareness and discussion of these issues are part of the professional development and responsibility of faculty and the education of students.
The IACUC requests that Principal Investigators (PI) submit their protocols at least two months in advance of scheduled IACUC meetings to give the committee enough time for proper review. Protocols submitted in less time may not be reviewed until the next scheduled meeting. The IACUC meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Even for projects not requiring full committee review (including modifications or continuing reviews of existing protocols), investigators should allow two weeks for appropriate review.
For more information about the role of the IACUC, or for answers to questions about the submission process, please email the IACUC chair.