Learn more about RAP IACUC

The new IACUC tool is part of the phased implementation of the Research Administration Portal (RAP), a suite of integrated tools that will support researchers and staff as they work through compliance and administration activities.

The RAP IACUC tool will allow the UO to adopt more efficient research administration workflows that will help researchers improve their research capacity and provide a more transparent and seamless workflow.

Some features the new tool will offer are: 

  • Improved visibility as to where your protocol is in the review process. When you log in, you will easily see if your protocol is in the pre-review state, being reviewed by the IACUC, or in post-review. 
  • Integration with third-party training platforms, such as CITI and AALAS, for easy management of training records and requirements. 
  • Infrastructure for a library of standard substances and procedures that supports IACUC review, versioning, and promoting research lab procedures to standard procedures. 
  • A comprehensive view of research lab teams that includes team members, trainings, substances, procedures, and protocols.

Visit this webpage to get a sneak peak at the look and feel of the system.

We anticipate the new system to be live in early 2022.

Project Timeline

  •  
    May 2021

    Project kick-off

    The RAP IACUC implementation project kicked off in late-May.

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    June 2021

    Onboarding

    The project team met with the vendor for four weeks to review the IACUC system and identify system configurations and/or business process changes that were required for system implementation.

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    August 2021

    Finalized system requirements

    The project team worked with the vendor on a series of design sessions to finalize requirements. The final system requirements were reviewed and approved by the Vice President for Research and Innovation based upon the recommendation of the project champions and team.

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    October 2021

    Development

    The team has started working with the vendor on an iterative system development and configuration process.

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    Late fall 2021

    User testing

    The team will recruit users from the animal research community to participate in user testing to ensure the system functions as expected.

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    Early winter 2022

    Training & Go-Live

    The team will deliver user training prior-to and after go-live in early 2022.

Meet the Project Teams

Project Team

Responsible for the implementation of the IACUC system.


  • Jim Slattery, project sponsor
  • Charles Powell, system owner
  • Tim Lundergan, project manager
  • Kelsey Lunsmann, business analyst
  • Kathy Snell, lead subject matter expert
  • Carissa Callihan, subject matter expert
  • Audrey Harris, subject matter expert
  • Tim Mason, subject matter expert

 

IACUC Module Committee

Part of RAP governance structure responsible for reviewing and providing feedback on system requirements.


  • Kathy Snell, Chair
  • Erin McKenna 
  • Zoltan Varga 
  • Adrianne Huxtable 
  • Audrey Harris
  • Tim Mason 
  • Jen Phillips 
  • Denise Niell 
  • Michael Wehr 
  • Raghu Parthasarathy

 

IACUC Project Champions

IACUC stakeholders from across campus responsible for advocating for the changes the new system will introduce to the animal research community.


  • Kathy Snell, Chair
  • Erin McKenna 
  • Zoltan Varga 
  • Adrianne Huxtable 
  • Audrey Harris
  • Tim Mason 
  • Jen Phillips 
  • Denise Niell 
  • Michael Wehr 
  • Raghu Parthasarathy

For more information, visit our RAP IACUC FAQ page.