Attending Veterinarian

Getting Started with eSirius3G

eSirius3G™ is UK's on-line animal research protocol management and animal ordering system. It also tracks animal census, personnel training, and invoicing. All University of Kentucky animal research protocol applications must be processed via eSirius3G. Principal investigators and research staff involved in assisting investigators in preparing protocol applications and/or ordering animals must have user accounts established before they can access eSirius3G™.

  • Principal investigator(PI) qualification requirements: The IACUC has established requirements for PIs in IACUC Document 113. New PIs should confirm he/she meets the requirements before requesting an eSirius3G PI user account.
  • PI user account: New PIs must establish a new user account by completing the eSirius3G PI Account Request Form.
  • Non-PI user accounts: New user accounts for the purposes of assisting PIs with protocols and/or animal orders can be requested by completing the Non-PI User Account Request Form. Non-PI accounts can have all the same access to work on protocols and order animals as the PI with the exception of electonically signing the protocol assurances page and submitting the protocol to the IACUC.
  • eSirius3G™ training: Viewing short training videos is recommended, especially for first-time users. Access to help resources is available quickly via hyperlinks throughout the protocol application preparation process.
  • Recommended browsers: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers. Internet Explorer does not work with eSirius3G.
  • Start the protocol: Logon to eSirius3G™ and begin protocol preparation.
  • eSirius3G 60 minute timeout: The system will time-out after 60 minutes of database inactivity. Save your work often.

Help Resources

  • Veterinarian Consultation: DLAR Vet consultation can be requested while preparing the protocol application.
  • eSirius3G Issues: Report system problems and error message to Sheri Patrick.
  • Protocol submission, meeting dates, mandatory training questions: Refer to the Office of the Attending Veterinarian staff directory for the appropriate contact.


University of Kentucky | UK Research
Updated 07.27.17 by Jill Esham