LMA IACUC’s Ceded Review Process

August 11, 2017

If HMS/HSDM/HSPH receives federal funds (as prime or sub) covering animal work, including custom antibody production, performed at an external performance site (outside of HMS/HSDM/HSPH), the lab should inform the Office of the IACUC (OOTI) via the recently updated “Ceded Review Request” and “Custom Antibodies Request” forms (“My lab receives federal funds for animal work taking place at another institution” link on the forms page of the IACUC’s website). OOTI will ensure that the relevant grant is congruent with the external IACUC protocol, and will “cede” the review to the external IACUC overseeing that work, if that institution has a PHS Assurance. "It is an institutional responsibility to ensure that the research described in the application is congruent with any corresponding protocols approved by the IACUC." (NIH Grants Policy Statement Part II, A, 4.1.1.2). Contact OOTI with any questions.