Submit: Topaz

ANNOUNCEMENT: Researchers can now submit their IACUC Exemption requests and Umbrella Protocol requests on the specified forms in Topaz.


Submit or Manage a Protocol

Accessing Topaz Elements

Adding personnel to the protocol

Staff members need to be added to the Topaz Elements system before they can be added to your online protocol form. Contact AWP to make arrangements at

Adding supportive documents and links to your protocol

Where a paperclip icon is present in the question’s title bar, add attachments and links associated to clarify on your response to the question.

Submitting Full Renewals

Do not use the “Create Renewal Protocol” for full renewals. To submit both new and full renewal protocols, select “Create Original Protocol”. In the Project Objective section, answer Yes to the question: Is this a full renewal (3-year interval)?

Requesting an IACUC Exemption

Submit your exemption request in Topaz. Use the “Create Original Protocol” function and then select “IACUC Exemption Request Form”. Exemptions are issued for 1) those studies that use animal tissues, samples, or antibodies only (no live vertebrate animal use) and 2) studies that involve observation of animals only with no animal handling or manipulation of the natural environment.


Contact Denise Yee (808) 956-4552 or email at for instructions and questions regarding logging onto the TOPAZ system for submitting a protocol to use vertebrate animals in research, teaching, or testing.