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Care and Use of Animals for Research and Instruction

Alert:

Beginning June 4, 2018 researchers will use the new Kuali Protocols software system for submission of IACUC applications.
In order to migrate data from the current systems, no new applications will be accepted after Friday, May 18. All outstanding protocol revisions and updates will be due on Friday, May 25 at 12pm.
Note: If you have begun an application prior to May 18, it will not be saved and migrated to Kuali Protocols. You will be required to start a new protocol after June 4.
In-person training dates for the new system have been scheduled.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Texas State Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with overseeing and evaluating all aspects of the care and use of vertebrate animals for research or instructional purposes.

ALL use of vertebrate animals by Texas State University faculty, staff and students MUST be covered by a current protocol approval from the IACUC.

Using the Bobcat Online Protocol System

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The Bobcat Online Protocol (BOP) system integrates application submission, review, tracking, and communication in addition to providing researchers with secure permanent access to their approved protocols.

Access the Bobcat Online Protocol System

Quick Start Guide

Just the basics. This takes you through the six steps required to start and save a new protocol application.

Video Walk Throughs

HTML version

PDF version

Brief (most are less than one minute) video screenshot tutorials that focus on key aspects of starting, submitting, and managing a protocol in the system such as logging in, navigation, creating an application, accessing applications in process, using the messaging center, and checking protocol status.

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  • BOP FAQ