Q: How can I receive approval of my protocol or registration more quickly?
A: Investigators may request a pre-review of their animal use protocol or their IBC registration. Prereviews are conducted by members of the appropriate compliance committee. They may involve the Institutional Biosafety Officer when required. There are several things to keep in mind regarding prereviews. First, they must occur prior to the deadline for submission, which usually means a week or two before protocol deadlines. Second, they represent the views of the reviewer; additional clarification may be requested once the protocol is discussed in committee. Third, they are most effective when the investigator has undertaken significant preparation of the protocol prior to requesting the pre-review. Please contact the support staff of the appropriate compliance committee for details about requesting