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Additional Topaz protocol training sessions for new researchers, staff members, and individuals that were not able to attend training that was held in July and October 2007 have been scheduled. Seating is limited to six individuals per session and reservations are required. The classes will be held in the computer labs at - Kaka'ako JABSOM MEB 107D and UH Manoa Campus Agricultural Sciences Building 215.

Sessions will be offered:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Kaka'ako - 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Manoa - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Kaka'ako - 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Manoa - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Kaka'ako - 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Manoa - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Manoa - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Call 956-4552 or email deniseye@hawaii.edu if you would like to reserve a space.

Please be advised that Wednesday, February 13, 2008 is being targeted as the date where all protocols submissions will be required to be submitted using the web-based Topaz system. Protocol applications submitted on paper will not be accepted.

  • Released 19 December 2007: In order to optimally use the TOPAZ web-based application, the computer with which you submit your protocol applications should meet these minimum recommended hardward and software requirements listed by the vendor. The minimum requirements are as follows:
    Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista / MAC OS-X 10.4 or higher

    Computer and Processor: Minimum Pentium 3; 933 Mhz (PC), PPC G4/G5 (Mac), or Intel (Mac)

    Memory:512 MB RAM or higher (recommended 1 GB or more)

    Hard Drive:15 GB available disk space

    Software: Internet Explorer 6/7, Firefox 2.x, Safari 2.x
    Adobe Flash Player (9.0.47 or higher)
    Adobe reader 5.x or higher

    Please note that these minumum requirements are below the UH ITS Computer Recommendations which can be reviewed at: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/585. If your computer does not meet these specifications, please consult the ITS help desk for options with upgrading or purchasing a new computer.

  • Released 30 October 2007 – The web-based program for submitting protocols to the IACUC on-line has been launched.  Go to this web address:  http://Las01.its.hawaii.edu/TOPAZEnterprise

    Please contact Mr. John Matassa for instructions and questions regarding logging onto the system.  Mr. Matassa can be reached at (808) 692-1404 or contacted by email at matassa@hawaii.edu.

    Please contact Ms. Denise Yee for instructions and questions regarding the use of vertebrate animal use protocol forms.  Ms. Yee can be reached at (808) 956-4552 or contacted by email at deniseye@hawaii.edu.

    As a reminder, the IACUC will be permitting the use of paper forms to only 28 November 2007.  Effective 29 November 2007, all new protocol submissions, including full and annual renewals,and amendments (revisions) are required to be submitted to the IACUC using the web-based system.

  • Released 03 October 2007 - This announcement supersedes the earlier projected date of the launching of the web-based program for submitting protocols to the IACUC on-line.  Due to unforeseen technical circumstances, the launching of the web-based program has been delayed at least to 15 October 2007.  Please check this website for updates.
  • Topaz/Granite Training in October 2007. This training is mandatory for principal investigators (PIs) and their staff who were not able to attend the sessions that were held in July. Read about it in the downloadable (PDF) information packet.
  • The IACUC has streamlined the review process for adding new personnel to approved protocols. Read about it in Policy 16.0 - Personnel Additions to Animal Use Activities. Effective July 2, 2007.
  • The IACUC has instituted a new requirement for project personnel to be re-certified on regulations training. Re-certification will be required every three years and will coincide with the full renewal of protocols. See revised Policy 13.1 "Requirement for Personnel Training" - Recertification. Effective March 2007.
  • Important New Policy 15.0 Effective January 2007 - PDF
  • New November Submission Deadline - PDF (July 27, 2006)
  • Online Personnel Review of Regulations Training is Available (June 25, 2004)
  • Online Personnel Review of Regulations Training Temporarily Unavailable (June 14, 2004)
  • 2004 Forms Availability (December 4, 2003)
  • PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (clarification regarding use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia of small laboratory animals - July 12, 2002)
  • Laboratory Animal Welfare: Change in PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (August 7, 2002)
  • 2003 Forms Availability (November 13, 2002)

For more information Contact the University of Hawaii Compliance Officer:

University of Hawaii
2538 McCarthy Mall
Snyder Hall 410
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4552, (808) 956-4446
Fax: (808) 956-5785
Email:
Mr. Norman Magno at nmagno@hawaii.edu
Ms. Denise Yee at deniseye@hawaii.edu

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