When the Add Protocol button is selected, the following input form is presented.
The Status will default to Pending when a new Protocol is added.
To add a new protocol, you must input the following information:
- The Ethics ID – often also referred to as the Protocol or Licence ID
- A short title – less than 150 characters – i.e. the name of the protocol
- A long title – a short description of the protocol purpose
- The Owner – who is the person responsible for this protocol, including the animals approved and the studies and their experiments and procedures?
- Who owns the licence?
- The Type - Is it for:
- Or Holding / Quarantine animals
- Approval and Expiry Date
If you select the Add button at this point, and have not input the number of animals approved under this protocol, you will see the icon appear next to the Animal Summary tab label.
This indicates you must input the total number of animals approved under the protocol for the full period of time the protocol will run.
Adding Notes and Attachments
The Notes section allows you to capture free text information about the protocol. This may include comments made during drafting, review or approval and any limitations or constraints for the protocol, such as the animal species and strains permitted for study.
The Attachments section allows you to upload any documents pertaining to the Protocol, such as the full application submission, details of approved procedures, Harm / Benefit analysis if required, other research on which this protocol may build, etc.
The Animal Summary
The most important detail to record for the protocol is the total number of animals that are approved for study for the entire duration of the protocol.
Enter the information in the first field, as shown above. This value can be amended while the Protocol status is pending, but cannot be changed once the Protocol is approved.
The other fields:
- Issues to studies
- Remaining for issue
- Currently enrolled in studies
- Animals used, and
- Number of adverse mortality events
are automatically updated by the system when animals are enrolled into studies and culled.