Departures from the Guide - August 2016

Goals: The goals of this training are to help IACUC members and administrative staff categorize “departures” from the Guide and fulfill the committee’s relevant oversight responsibilities.


  • Define “departure” relative to the Guide
  • Compare the terms “must” vs “should” vs “may”
  • Differentiate between departures and noncompliance
  • Use published guidance on departures correctly
  • Determine when departures need to be reported in the semiannual report and/or tracked

Module Developers: Wayne Barbee, Susan Harper, Eileen Morgan, Noé Tirado-Muñiz, Jennifer Perkins

Module Materials
Slides (PPT) - UPDATED 10/3/2017 (Powerpoint - 3.46 MB)
Module Question

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