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Clinical Research Review Committee

CVM Informed Owner Consent Form for Teaching Laboratories
CVM Informed Owner Consent Form for Research


The charge of the Committee is to provide needed institutional oversight of clinical research involving client-owned animals.  The goal of the Clinical Research Review Committee is to protect animals, animal owners, investigators, and Texas A&M University by assuring the ethical and humane treatment of all participants in clinical research.


Members are appointed by department heads.  Committee members are comprised of 1-2 representatives from each CVM Department, the Campus Veterinarian (or his/her designate), a member from an outside college, and a community representative.  Ex officio members include the Hospital Director and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.  Other ex officio members may be added at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.  The Chair is elected by the Committee.  A membership term is 3 years and may be renewed.  Expiration of terms will be staggered to assure continuity within the committee.

Budke, Christine (Chair) VIBS 2015
Hardy, Joanne VLCS 2017
Hinrichs, Katrin VTPP 2016
Johnson, Mark VTPB 2015
Levine, Jon VSCS 2017
Steiner, Jörg VSCS 2015
Thompson, James VLCS 2017
Browder, Elizabeth Comparative Medicine Program
Quarles, John Outside College Representative
Grove, Foree Community Representative
Burghardt, Robert (Ex-officio) Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
Stiles, Terry (Ex-officio) Hospital Director, VMTH
Bailey, E. Murl (Ex-officio)

Any questions regarding the use or completion of the following forms should be directed to Robin Benbow ( 979-845-5092.

All CRRC submissions must now be routed through the IACUC and must be accompanied by an AUP. Please note that the CVM uses different "Owner Consent Forms" than the rest of the University System (please see forms at the top of the page). Please visit the IACUC website for further details.

CRRC Review and Approval

The Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences requires CRRC review and approval if non-residual sample collection, diagnostics, treatment, or animal care is influenced by considerations other than the needs of the patient.

If you have questions about whether or not your study requires CRRC review and approval, please contact Dr. Christine Budke (