Any member of Barnard College who plans to initiate research involving animals must submit a protocol for review by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee prior of Columbia University to begin the project. The Principal Investigator (PI) on an animal protocol form is required to be an Officer of Instruction with a full-time appointment and have the rank of instructor or higher. Full-time Officers of Research at the rank of associate research scientist or above may also submit an animal protocol form.
Adjunct Officers of Research or Instruction may be PIs on an animal protocol in exceptional circumstances. In these instances, a letter must be written by the Dean/Chairman/Director.