Disposition of NFL ACUC Reviewed Animal Study Proposals

Approved The proposal is approved without revision. The Chair signs the proposal at the meeting and an approval memorandum is distributed to the PI and the appropriate facilities.
Approved Pending Clarification The proposal is approved with clarifications defined by the committee members. The Chair signs the proposal at the meeting. The Attending Veterinarian/Program Coordinator contacts the PI regarding the clarifications required. The requested clarifications are made to the proposal and an approval memorandum is distributed to the PI and the appropriate facilities.
Deferred Pending Designated Member Review The proposal is not approved until the requested revisions/clarifications are made to the proposal. The Chair identifies the designated reviewers and does not sign the proposal at the meeting. The designated reviewers committee at a minimum will be the Primary Reviewer, Chair, and Attending Veterinarian.The Attending Veterinarian/Program Coordinator contacts the PI regarding the revisions/clarifications that are required. Upon receipt, the revisions/clarifications are distributed to the designated members for review. Designated members are given five business days in which to request a full committee review meeting. If any member requests a full committee review, the revised proposal is reviewed at the next scheduled meeting of the Committee that initially reviewed the propsal.  (NOTE: The designated member review committee cannot disapprove the study.) If there is not a call for full committee review, the designated review committee recommends additional changes or approves the proposal. Once the designated review committee approves the revised proposal, the Chair signs the proposal, and an approval memorandum is distributed to the PI and the appropriate facilities.
Not Approved The proposal is not approved and the Chair does not sign the proposal at the meeting. The Attending Veterinarian/Program Coordinator sends a memorandum indicating the reasons for non approval and a deadline for the resubmission of the proposal.

NFL Animal Care and Use Committee - Issued 4/21/2004