Important Updates & Deadlines


Cayuse is now being used for all grant submissions both internal and external.  It is also being used for all IRB protocol submissions.  Use your Net ID with all lower case letters to sign in.  Training session sign-up is available at
MyUWW.Cayuse Logo

 

The Training & Workshop page contains a test site for Cayuse and link to CITI training.   (Link is also below.) 

CITI Training is mandatory for all IRB and IACUC protocols.  

CITI Program

Please note that you will not be able to enter Cayuse IRB for at least 48 business hours after completing CITI training.

  

Animals

Animal Research Policy

Important resources, forms, and policies are provided to aid faculty, staff, and students conducting research with animals. Information is provided regarding Federal, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policies and procedures. Scholars can also connect to the campus' Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) forms, resources for developing an IACUC animal study, and other materials to facilitate the design of sound research and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recognizes the scientific and ethical responsibility for the humane care and use of animals involved in research and education and enjoins all individuals involved to the highest standards of care and consideration.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), as agent for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's obligations for humane care and use of animals, shall:

  • Assure all activities (involving animals) meet the ethical and legal requirements for the humane care and use of animals.
  • Maintain and promote an open and cooperative relationship with investigators and faculty, and the greater university community.
  • Educate the University community concerning the ethical and regulatory considerations for the humane care of animals.
  • Consider animal research a moral and ethical obligation to educate our community, both internal and external, on the importance of animals for research and teaching.

Download the Policy & Procedures

Training Resources

Login/Registration Instructions

Select the link from the ORSP website, or Login to www.citiprogram.org.  If you have not previously used the CITI Program Website, please select: Register (Create an Account) or login under your current login   information. 

Search for:  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Follow the site instructions to enter your personal and login information.

*Please be sure to enter your uww.edu email address as your 'institutional' email address.

During setup, you will be asked if you are interested in the option of receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credit for completed CITI Program Courses.  You may select 'YES' for this option, however
you will be responsible for any fees associated with CEU credit (purchase options are offered at the end of course completion).  If you select 'No' at this time, you can change this setting at a later date.

On the final registration page (#7).  You will be asked a series of questions to determine the educational modules required by UW-Whitewater to conduct Human or Animal Research.

ANIMAL RESEARCH:

If you are a staff/faculty member or student performing animal research, you will require the "Working with the IACUC Course" and we encourage the "Minimizing Pain and Distress" module as applicable to your research.  You must also choose one or more of the "Species appropriate" modules depending upon the animals in your research.  Alternative modules are available for those with varying roles in the administration of animal research on campus.      

If you have been awarded a federal grant, additional modules or one-on-one training may be required.  Please review the grant requirements or contact ORSP to help determine the educational requirements for
grant compliance. The first course for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is available on the CITI Program site at any time.

Upon completion of the educational modules and a passing score of 80% on the final quiz, a report will be sent to the ORSP Compliance Manager notifying them of your results.  Successful completion of
the required modules must be available and will be verified, by the Compliance Manager prior to IRB or IACUC protocol approval.  Any training for grant compliance must be completed prior to award acceptance.  Training
certification expires 4 years from the date of successful quiz completion and renewal will be required at that time.

You may login to your CITI account at any time to review and print your information, or to choose additional training modules as required.  Upon transfer to another institution that uses the CITI program, you may also change your affiliation.

Please contact Carol Katch, ORSP Compliance Manager (katchc@uww.edu) (x5288) with any questions regarding the CITI Program.

Timeline for Full Committee Prototocol Submission and Review

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recognizes the scientific and ethical responsibility for the humane care and use of animals involved in research and education, and enjoins all individuals involved to the highest standards of care and consideration.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), as agent for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's obligations for humane care and use of all animals, shall:

  • Assure all activities (involving animals) meet the ethical and legal requirements for the humane care and use of animals.
  • Maintain and promote an open and cooperative relationship with investigators and faculty, and the greater university community.
  • Educate the University community concerning the ethical and regulatory considerations for the humane care of animals.
  • Consider animal research a moral and ethical obligation to educate our community, both internal and external, on the importance of animals for research and teaching.

Meetings are open to the public. Matters concerning personnel, security arrangements, and conferences with attorney, or issues required to be confidential by federal, state, or local law may be held in executive session. Meetings must, however, be convened and adjourned in public session.

Deadline for Submission of Full Committee protocols is 4:30 pm on the first of the month for that month's scheduled IACUC meeting.  If the first falls on a weekend or holiday, submission must be made by 4:30 pm on the next business day.  ONLY protocols requiring full committee review (MORE THAN MINIMAL RISK) must be made by 4:30 pm on the next buisness day.

Regular meetings are scheduled each semester, with additional meetings called by the Chair, or the Research and Sponsored Programs office, as deemed necessary.  IACUC protocols may be submitted anytime.  The first meeting is Friday, September 29, 2017, at 3:30 pm.  Then the meetings are the fourth Friday of each month beginning October 27,2017, at 3:15 pm.

All meetings are held in 222 Upham Hall.

IACUC meetings are not held during January, June, and July.

UW-Whitewater IACUC Member Contact Information

Location

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
800 West Main Street
2243 Andersen Library
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact

Phone: 262-472-5212
Fax: 262-472-5214
Email: orsp@uww.edu