VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Application and Approval Process

All applications for a Request to Use Animals, Animal Use Protocols (AUPs), and related events are submitted through the ROMEO research application portal. 

All required forms for the request to use animals application are available in the attachments section of the application in the ROMEO research application portal. 

Request to use animals application process

Application Submission Deadlines for Teaching Activities

 Semester Request to Use Animals Animal Use Protocol ACC Review meeting
Spring 2023 courses May 26, 2022 October 25, 2022 November 9, 2022
Summer 2023 courses November 15, 2022 January 4, 2023 January 19, 2023
January 23, 2023 February 22, 2023 March 9, 2023
Fall 2023 Courses March 29, 2023 May 17, 2023 May 31, 2023

Application Submission Deadlines for Research Activities

Request to Use Animals Animal Use Protocol ACC Review meeting
September 22, 2022 October 25, 2022 November 9, 2022
November 15, 2022 January 4, 2023 January 19, 2023
January 23, 2023* February 22, 2023 March 9, 2023
March 29, 2023 May 17, 2023 May 31, 2023

*For summer 2023 research projects this is the recommended submission deadline for Request to Use Animals requiring an AUP.

Renewals to approved Animal Use Protocols

For renewals it is recommended to submit the renewal 1 month before expiry to allow time for revisions if required. If the AUP is not continuing, a final report event must be submitted.