How Investigators Start and Conduct a Study

Preparations for a pre-clinical study consist of several stages. The PCL staff can help you with your preparations.

Grant Preparation

The PCL can assist you with preparations for your grant applications including consultation on experimental design, budgets and a description of the Pre-Clinical Research laboratory (PCL) facilities.

Consultation Experimental Design

The PCL staff is available for consultation on your project. If needed, collaborators from the College of Veterinary Medicine can be identified to assist you with all aspects of study development, study execution, data collection and analysis, and publication.

Drs. Gert Breur ( and George Moore ( are available for consultation on respectively the design and statistics of your study. The PCL staff ( can assist you with determining your study's technical and nursing requirements.


Once the experimental design of your study has been determined, PCL staff ( can assist you with budget preparations. Budgets only will be an estimate of the study costs and not a guarantee of final costs.

PACUC Application

Approval of your study by the Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee (PACUC) will be needed before you can commence with your study. The PCL staff ( may assist you with preparations of parts of the PACUC application by identifying protocols for analgesia, anesthesia, and pre- and post-procedural care.

Study Execution

The PCL staff ( can provide technical support for your study. This includes scheduling, ordering of animals and supplies, technical support before during and after the study procedure, data management and facilitating compliance with the approved PACUC protocol.


Please contact the PCL staff ( for remaining questions.

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