Investigator Resources

Before you begin working on your project submission, please contact Tyler Ridgeway, the IACUC Administrator, to schedule an introductory meeting. His goal is to meet with every new investigator to help make the approval process simple and efficient, and to show the level of communication and collaboration that the IACUC Office has with the researchers at DU.

Steps for Submitting a Project for Review

  • CITI Training

    Every new Principal Investigator and their staff will need to complete the required CITI Program training as well as Environmental Health and Safety training. These requirements can be found on the Training Requirements page.

  • Submit Occupational Health Review Form

    New Principal Investigators and their staff will also need to enroll in Occupational Health Program by submitting the Occupational Health Review Form via email (Include "DU Confidential" as the subject line) or through campus mail to the DU Environmental Health and Safety Office (EH&S) at 2601 E Colorado Ave., 2nd Floor. Your information will be faxed securely to the Occupational Physician at Concentra for review.

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  • Complete Submission Forms & Clearances

    Once the required training is completed, you can download and complete the submission forms found on the forms page.

  • Go Through the Pre-Approval Checklist
  • Submit Application Through IRBNet

    The final step will then be to register in IRBNet to submit the submission forms for your research project. For instructions on how to register and for other helpful "How-To" guidance, visit the Submission & Monitoring page.

  • Animal Vivarium Access

    All individuals housing and working with animals in the Vivarium will need to obtain access from the Vivarium Director. The Vivarium Director and/or Vivarium Manager will provide an orientation covering the policies and procedures of the Vivarium and upon completion of the orientation, card access will be granted.

    • Obtaining Vivarium Clearance – contact the Vivarium Director at: 303-871-4345