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For Investigators

Preparation for and execution of a pre-clinical study consists of two stages: a consultation and a study phase. During the consultation phase, our staff may help you with the design of your study, the development of a budget, the preparations of your IACUC application and your grant application. These consultations are free of charge. The study phase includes the initiation and execution of the actual study. To initiate the study phase, a completed Study Work Request, a complete experimental design, a submitted IACUC application and an agreed upon budget is needed. The PCL staff can assist you with any of the stages of your project. 

Experimental Design

The PCL staff is available for consultation on the experimental design of your project. If needed, collaborators from the College of Veterinary Medicine can be identified to assist you with all aspects of study development, study execution, data collection and analysis, and publication.

We can help you with a consultation on the design and statistics of your study. The PCL staff ( can assist you with determining your study's technical and nursing requirements.


Once the experimental design of your study has been determined, PCL staff ( can assist you with budget preparations. Budgets only will be an estimate of the study costs and not a guarantee of final costs.

IACUC Application

The PCL can assist you with preparations for your grant applications including consultation on experimental design, budgets and a description of the Pre-Clinical Research laboratory (PCL) facilities.

Study Execution

The PCL staff ( can provide technical support for your study. This includes scheduling, ordering of animals and supplies, technical support before during and after the study procedure, data management and facilitating compliance with the approved IACUC protocol.


Please contact the PCL staff ( for remaining questions.

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