Office of Research Administration

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Resources on the Web

Federal Agencies

Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Research



Research Application Preparation and Submission

  • How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals (NIH/NIAID). Developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), this tutorial provides a step by step guide to the preparation of an application and covers such topics as considering alternatives, obtaining assurances and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval, Just-In-Time processes, NIH review of animal subjects applications, grant awards, IACUC monitoring of awards, and reporting requirements. Although designed specifically for NIAID applicants, the information is relevant to any investigator submitting an application to the NIH for an activity involving animals.
  • Instructions for Completion and Peer Review of the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) in NIH Grant Applications and Cooperative Agreements (NIH/OLAW), March 2010. Clarifies the information that must be included in the VAS of grant applications and cooperative agreements that use live vertebrate animals in research. Explains how the VAS is evaluated as part of the NIH peer review process and is considered as part of the overall scoring.
  • New Help for Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section (NIH/OLAW).