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Grant proposals: certification and the NIH vertebrate animal section

When certification of IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) review is requested: once your animal use protocol has been approved by the Animal Welfare and Research Committee (LBNL's ICAUC), researchers should login to the eSRA grants program and find their grant, then use the 'submit CRF' (certification request form) activity for the AWRC. This will prompt you to identify the protocol(s) associated with this research. Staff in the HARC office will receive an email from eSRA that a grant proposal is waiting certification and will then go in and review the materials. Once the HARC staff member has performed a side by side review confirming that the animal work described in the proposal is covered by the AWRC approved animal use protocol, the staff member will certify the proposal for animal use in eSRA.

Note, if you need the AHU form (also known as the Human Subjects and/or Vertebrate Animal Use in Field Task/Work Proposals form) for a field task or work proposal, you can download the 2008-2009 version here. If you need the similar LDRD form you can download the 2009-2011 version here

For help on filling out the Vertebrate Animal Section of a grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health, see this 2012 fact sheet from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.