Office of Research and Development

Office of Research and Development
The Queen’s Medical Center
1301 Punchbowl Street, UHT 508
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Submit a Protocol to the Animal Care Committee

How to Submit a Protocol for RIRC/IRB Review

The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) ensures that the use of vertebrate animals in the biomedical biological sciences for research and teaching/training is a special privilege, and that these activities are conducted in a way that fulfills all moral, ethical and legal responsibilities.

All investigators conducting research or teaching/training sessions involving animals at QMC must receive approval from the QMC designated IACUC prior to beginning any animal work.

Instructions for Applications

  1. Note: Scientific Administrative Review (SAR) is NOT required for animal subject research at QMC.
  2. Download, read, and print a copy of Guidelines for Research Applications: Animals, and keep for your records.
  3. Contact Rebecca Ohta at [email protected] for further guidance on conducting animal work at QMC.


Guidelines for Research Applications: Animals

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ohta at 808.691.4106

Uniform Guidance


The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) hereby elects to utilize the grace period established in the Office of Management & Budget Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; final Rule – 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al. also known as the Uniform Guidance (UG) for July 1, 2015 (FY 16) and continue use of Circular A-110.

Excerpt from § 200.110 (a): “For the procurement standards in §§ 200.317 – 200.326, non-Federal entities may continue to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance (superseded by this part as described in § 200.104) for two additional fiscal years after this part goes into effect. If a non-Federal entity chooses to use the previous procurement standards for two additional fiscal years before adopting the procurement standards in this part, the non-Federal entity must document this decision in their internal procurement policies.”

In the meantime, QMC shall modify and develop procurement procedures to become consistent with the Uniform Guidance. QMC shall be in compliance with the UG effective July 1, 2018 (FY 19).