How to Apply

Choosing a form

Visit the choosing the correct form page for further information about which form(s) you will need to fill out.

Filling out a form

  • Use language that could be understood by a faculty member in a non-scientific discipline. Enter "N/A" where items are not applicable.
  • Be consistent with the information in your grant or contract application, but do not reference or attach the grant to your application.

Submitting a form

Save the application in Word/doc format and email to

Once a form has been submitted

  • Check your email on a regular basis, as the IACUC may have important information and questions regarding your application. Responding promptly to these emails ensures that your application can receive approval as quickly as possible.
  • Make sure that all research personnel have met the following two requirements: the online CITI Training and the UCSC Occupational Health Surveillance System (OHSS). Protocols cannot be approved until all research personnel have met these requirements.
  • Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email from the IACUC compliance analyst with a copy of the approved protocol attached.

Visit the review process page for a summary of how an IACUC protocol receives approval