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Graduate Degree - Thesis and Dissertation - Animal Research Guidelines

If the thesis or dissertation includes use of animals, the use must be approved by the SJSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Information concerning animal care and use is available from the IACUC Coordinator and online at http://www.sjsu.edu/research/iacuc/index.html. Animal research approval from SJSU must be obtained prior to data collection even if the work is done in conjunction with another institution from which approval has been granted. Federal law prohibits retroactive approval of animal research. The permission letter, obtained with IACUC approval, must be submitted along with the thesis or dissertation whether as an appendix or as a separate document. Failure to submit the necessary documentation can result in a delay or denial of the thesis or dissertation by Graduate Studies.