Animal Study Proposal Forms

Helpful Hints for Completing the Frederick National Lab ASP form

This document was prepared to assist investigators with the completion of their initial and renewal animal study proposal submissions.

Initial Proposal Submissions

Please use the Frederick National Lab Animal Study Proposal Form (Revised January 2013) for your initial proposal submission. Be sure to reference the Frederick National Lab ACUC Guidelines and Policies section of this website, as well as the Helpful Hints for Completing the Frederick National Lab ASP form.

Please use the LASP Animal Numbers for Research Use Calculator if you need assistance with preparing your animal number justification for breeding studies.

Modification to Approved Proposals

Any changes made to an approved proposal must be submitted in advance to the ACUC for approval. Please send a memorandum detailing the modifications that you would like to make to your approved study to the ACUC Office.

Please use the Additional Agents form if you are only adding cell lines or agents. Any additional changes to the parent ASP (increase in animal numbers, change in study design, dose route, dose volume, etc.) will need to be sent to the ACUC separately as a modification.

Please use the LASP Animal Numbers for Research Use Calculator if you need assistance with preparing your animal number justification for breeding studies.

Annual Review of Approved Proposals

Every year the PI will receive an annual review notice from the ACUC Office requesting the PI to review the current approved proposal and to notify the ACUC of any changes. Please be sure to sign and return this notice to the ACUC in a timely manner to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations.

Renewal of Approved Proposals

Every three years, each approved proposal must be re-written (using the Frederick National Lab Animal Study Proposal Form) for a PI to continue his/her research using animals. Investigators will receive notification from the ACUC Office when their study is scheduled to expire. Please be sure to submit your renewal in a timely manner, since the ACUC is required to review and approve your study prior to the expiration date. Also, reference the Frederick National Lab ACUC Guidelines and Policies section of this website, as well as the Helpful Hints for Completing the Frederick National Lab ASP form.

Please use the LASP Animal Numbers for Research Use Calculator if you need assistance with preparing your animal number justification for breeding studies.

Deleterious Phenotype Reporting Form

This form is used by investigator's and/or their technical support staff to report spontaneous and/or generated deleterious phenotypes to the Frederick National Lab Animal Care and Use Committee.

Animal Numbers for Research Use Calculator

In an effort to assist investigators with determining the number of animals that are necessary to support their breeding studies, LASP has designed this calculator for your use.

Facility Space and Resource Review Form

This form is used by our Facility Managers to determine if a facility has the resources and space to support a proposed study.