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Applying For Research At The CPRC

The Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC) provides research opportunities and resources to local and international scientists interested in working with non-human primates. The CPRC primarily supports investigators with project funding from the National Institute of Health. However, those with funding sources from other federal, state, local agency, or the private sector are also encouraged to apply.

The CPRC Research Advisory Committee (RAC) evaluates all research proposals submitted to the Center. After the RAC review and approval, the proposal will have to be submitted and approved by the UPR-MSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). 

Availability of funds for a proposed research does not ensure approval by the involved oversight and support committees. Prior to soliciting research funds, researchers are expected to establish communication with the CPRC Directorship through a letter of intent. A letter of support on behalf of the CPRC Directorship will be provided after a preliminary review. Final approval of the proposed research is contingent on the CPRC directorship’s endorsement.

 

Contact information: CPRC Director, Dr. Melween Martinez  melween.martinez@upr.edu

Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Meetings:
The 30th of each month. Proposals need to be submitted by the 15th in order to be reviewed at the end of the month.   There is no meeting in December.

 

UPR-MSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC):  
http://committees.rcm.upr.edu/iacuc.html

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC):
http://committees.rcm.upr.edu/biosafety.html

All applicants should follow the CPRC’s facility-specific research protocols:

Research at the Cayo Santiago Field Station

Research at Sabana Seca Field Station

Research at Laboratory of Primate Morphology