eSirius is a web-based product comprising a fully integrated group of applications to manage IACUC protocol, staff, and animal census functions. With eSirius, users have access to their personal eSirius home page providing them with a single point of access to their protocols and other essential IACUC approval information. There are two types of eSirius users:
Office users of eSirius include the IACUC Administrator, IACUC committee members, designated animal care technicians, and census/billing coordinators. Depending on the rights assigned to each individual, office users can access any data in the system (most often with read-only privileges).
Principal Investigators and their staff. In the Expert security set-up, a group is created for each PI, and individuals are linked to those groups. Enterprise users can access only those protocols and requisitions belonging to the group owner (Principal Investigator) of the group to which they belong.
Access to data in the system is controlled in eSirius Expert. Office Users can retrieve all types of data, whereas Enterprise Users can access only their own information.
Before you can order, obtain, or otherwise begin work with vertebrate animals for research and teaching activity at the University you must first receive approval from the IACUC. An approval letter and/or email is sent to you once IACUC approval has been granted so that you will know when this step has been completed. The Office of Sponsored Projects is also copied for record to ensure compliance with University and funding agency policies. IACUC protocol forms are online in eSirius. Please contact the IACUC Administrator for information and technical assistance regarding logging into this system and completing your protocols. Any proposed changes to your protocols (i.e., amendments) must also be approved before you implement the requested changes. The forms for amending existing protocols as well as for providing the required annual update information are also available on the eSirius site.