Full Committee Review (FCR) vs. Designated Member Review (DMR) - August 2016

Audience: New IACUC members


  • Understand the acceptable methods of protocol review and approval
  • Explore how to reduce self-imposed “regulatory” burden by the appropriate use of DMR


  • Describe and characterize the federal requirements for FCR and DMR
  • Examine IACUC member responsibilities for the protocol review process
  • Determine potential risks and burdens of each review method
  • Assess institutional best practices for use of FCR vs. DMR

Module Developers: Marcy Brown, Monte Matthews, Christina Nascimento, Nicolette Petervary, Jerry Poling

Module Materials
Slides (PPT) - UPDATED 10/4/2017 (Powerpoint - 140.73 KB)
Module Question

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