TTUHSC Research

Research Integrity Office

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Deadlines for submissions are the 3rd friday of the month (see below for specific date)

Submission Information

All submissions are handled through the iRIS system (see below for your specific campus iRIS system).  If you have never accessed the system, please request an account at the log-in page and indicate "for animal use" as the purpose of the request.

 iRIS Login


A Word Document is also used as a part of the submission process in iRIS:  Protocol Form

  • The above form is considered a living document and must be used to submit a new study, amendment, Annual Status Report (ASR), or a 3 yr renewal in conjunction with the electronic form in iRIS.  We are working towards revising the electronic form in order to move towards using it alone.


Instructions to download your approved protocol from iRIS are here

Frequent Mistakes in Protocol Applications

What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals

Deadlines for Submission


Animal Records

Antibody Production


Assurance (PHS)


TTUHSC Principles for the Ethical Care and Use of Animals

Whistleblower Sign for Labs



IACUC Policies

Literature Searches

Database Definitions

Literature Search Worksheet


AAALAC Accreditation