Eligibility to serve as a Principal Investigator on an IACUC protocol

Effective Date

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Office of Primary Responsibility

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Reason for Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline who is eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator on an IACUC protocol.

Policy Statement


Dartmouth College is committed to the humane and judicious use of animals in research, testing and teaching. Because of the responsibility associated with serving as a Principal Investigator on an Animal Care and Use protocol Dartmouth requires that only certain individuals may serve in this capacity.

Eligible Individuals:

Faculty and staff with the following appointments are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators:

  • Professor or Research Professor
  • Associate or Research Associate Professor
  • Assistant or Research Assistant Professor
  • Instructor
  • Attending Veterinarian

Individuals not meeting the above requirements may be listed as a Co-PI on a protocol with an eligible individual but the responsibility for management and adherence to the protocol is still the responsibility of the eligible PI. Individuals who wish to submit a protocol for review by the IACUC must obtain an exemption from the PI Eligibility policy by contacting the IACUC.

Last Revised

Tuesday, January 26, 2016