Posted On October 28, 2019
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 21, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Please ...
Posted On September 5, 2019
New UCLA Biosafety Officer
Please see the below announcement from Assistant Vice Chancellor for EH&S Colin Dimock regarding the new UCLA Biosafety Officer, Christine Tafoya. September 5, 2019 It is with great pleasure that we at ...
Posted On August 12, 2019
ARC Survey
Within the Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA), the ARC administrative team provides support to the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC) by assisting researchers with: animal protocol submission and review, ...
Posted On August 7, 2019
Perfusion as Method of Euthanasia
The ARC recently approved re-categorizing systemic or major organ (e.g., heart, liver, lung) perfusion from a non-survival surgery to a method of euthanasia for instances when tissues are only harvested ...
Posted On August 5, 2019
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2019
The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: ...
Posted On August 5, 2019
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On July 24, 2019
Handling and Expiration Guidelines for Diluted Drugs and Fluids for Use in Research Animals
The ARC has recently updated the Handling and Expiration Guidelines for Diluted Drugs and Fluids for Use in Research Animals. We encourage you to review these guidelines with your research team ...
Posted On July 17, 2019
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: MediGel Cups No Longer Available
Please see the below announcement from our friends in DLAM. Please contact Dr. Torres (CTorresUrbano@mednet.ucla.edu) or Ms. Schimmel (ASchimmel@mednet.ucla.edu) if you have any questions. MediGel Cups No Longer Available from Clear ...
Posted On July 15, 2019
NEW & UPDATED ARC POLICIES
The ARC recently approved the following Policies: 1. Humane Treatment and Endpoints This new Policy establishes the ARC expectation for application of humane interventions to minimize pain and distress, and sets out ...
Posted On June 27, 2019
Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG) Tutorial Series
The below announcement is shared on behalf of our colleagues in EH&S. Please contact Industrial Hygiene Manager Neil Mansky with any questions. The following Waste Anesthetic Gas awareness videos are now ...
Posted On February 14, 2019
ARC Office Hours
The Animal Research Committee (ARC) administrative staff are now available for in-person assistance during a weekly office hour starting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Who? ARC Administrator Jacob J. Lopez or his ...
Posted On February 11, 2019
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Tracking and Reporting Animal Numbers, to clarify DLAM practices and conditions associated with submitting an annual report of in-house breeding activities to the ARC. ...
Posted On February 1, 2019
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2019
The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Winter 2019 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Note that ...
Posted On January 8, 2019
Comment on Draft Report: Reducing Administrative Burden for Animal Care and Use in Research
Please see the below announcement from our colleagues at the NIH requesting your feedback on the draft report and proposed recommendations from the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d) workgroup. ...
Posted On December 19, 2018
Campus Comment Period Open for Revised UCLA Policies 990 and 992
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has revised UCLA Policies 990 (Use of Animals in Research, Teaching, and Testing) and 992 (Use of Biohazardous Materials and Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic ...
Posted On November 13, 2018
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2018-19 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2018-19 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 22, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Please be ...
Posted On November 7, 2018
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Environmental Enrichment, primarily to clarify and update enrichment practices in use for mice and rats. You will recall that the ARC announced a 30-day comment period to ...
Posted On October 2, 2018
ARC POLICY UPDATE – 30 Day Comment Period
Changes to the ARC Policy on Environmental Enrichment are proposed as described in this Word document: Environmental Enrichment (draft). DLAM advises that most of the mouse enrichment practices described in ...
Posted On October 2, 2018
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Social Housing, to detail alternative means by which DLAM may assist PIs in tracking single housing arrangements. See the Social Housing web page at ...
Posted On September 28, 2018
Support and Training for Animal Research Staff (STARS) Program
The Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC) and Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) are pleased to announce the launch of the Support and Training for Animal Research Staff (STARS) Program. This ...
Posted On August 17, 2018
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Treatment and Use of Animals under Expired Protocols. Revisions to the Policy include automatic transfer of animals to the DLAM holding protocol if a ...
Posted On August 10, 2018
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What Are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On June 25, 2018
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Breeding Colony Management. Those of you who have or intend to breed rodents at UCLA should review the updated policy with your teams. The ...
Posted On June 6, 2018
Certified Laboratory Trainer (CLT) Program
The Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC) and Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) are pleased to announce the launch of the Certified Laboratory Trainer (CLT) Program. The CLT Program is a ...
Posted On March 15, 2018
NIH Request for Comments – Laboratory Animal Welfare: Coordination and Harmonization of Regulations and Policies
NIH published a request for comments, Laboratory Animal Welfare: Coordination and Harmonization of Regulations and Policies, in the Federal Register today. Per the notice the agency is “seeking information to ...
Posted On March 12, 2018
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: April 13, 2018
The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: ...
Posted On January 29, 2018
DLAM SOP Update: Rodent Cage Population Limits
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is adopting a new version of its SOP on Rodent Cage Population Limits, which will go into effect on February 1, 2018. This ...
Posted On January 18, 2018
ARC RATS Replacement Project
At the time of its deployment in 2002, RATS, the online database by which you manage your ARC protocols, was considered revolutionary, but it no-longer provides the degree of flexibility ...
Posted On January 16, 2018
CITI Animal User Training and SSO Integration
As you know, UCLA uses the nationally recognized Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program to train animal users on regulatory guidelines and individual responsibilities. We are pleased to share two ...
Posted On November 15, 2017
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2017-2018 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2017-2018 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please ...
Posted On October 13, 2017
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: November 10, 2017
The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: ...
Posted On July 10, 2017
Important Information for Anesthetic Gas Users
In partnership with Associate Vice Chancellor for Research–Laboratory Safety Nancy Wayne, the Industrial Hygiene Program in Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) has launched an effort to raise awareness regarding hazards ...
Posted On June 30, 2017
IMPORTANT NOTICE: New Species-Specific Training Requirement
As you know, UCLA uses the nationally recognized Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program to train animal users on regulatory guidelines and individual responsibilities. UCLA uses CITI because the content ...
Posted On June 19, 2017
New Outreach Initiative: Come See Our World
Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) has launched a new outreach initiative aimed at increasing transparency around animal research. “Come See Our World” (CSOW) is a program that relies on the ...
Posted On June 5, 2017
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What Are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On May 19, 2017
UCLA’s Commitment to Research Safety
Laboratory safety is important to all of us at UCLA. A culture of safety is not only essential to the successful and responsible conduct of research, but also to our ...
Posted On May 12, 2017
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently revised the Policy, Maintaining Animals in Study Areas. Revisions to the Policy include, among other things, clarification regarding the use of SensoScientific Environment Monitoring Devices. The revised ...
Posted On May 5, 2017
Important Information About Seoul Virus
DLAM has put together the below information regarding Seoul virus. This information is particularly important for rat users. We do not anticipate any issues in our research rodent colonies due ...
Posted On May 2, 2017
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR ARC PROTOCOL(S)
In 2012, the ARC implemented a change in approval periods, such that research with non-USDA regulated species is approved on a 3-year cycle, while protocols using regulated species and/or funded ...
Posted On May 2, 2017
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the Policy, Review of Significant Changes to Previously Approved Protocols. Updates to the Policy include references to the Formulary for Laboratory Animals (3rd edition) and two ...
Posted On April 10, 2017
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: May 5, 2017
The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: ...
Posted On March 28, 2017
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the Policy, Tracking and Reporting Animal Numbers. You may recall that this Policy was implemented in 2015, following our 2014 AAALAC site visit, in order to ...
Posted On January 27, 2017
Introducing Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)
In 2009, the Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) was established following dissolution of the Office for Protection of Research Subjects. With the creation of OARO, the ARC administrative staff ...
Posted On December 5, 2016
ARC POLICY UPDATES
The ARC recently updated the following policies:  Euthanasia of Adult Rodents by Physical Methods Changes were made to bring the Policy in line with the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: ...
Posted On November 30, 2016
Deadline for December ARC Meeting
Due to activities related to ORA’s upcoming move from the Kinross Building to 10889 Wilshire Blvd, RATS will be unavailable from Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:00PM to Monday, December ...
Posted On November 21, 2016
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the Policy, Responsibility for Monitoring Laboratory Animals (formerly: Responsibility of Principal Investigators for Monitoring Laboratory Animals). Previously, in addition to routine monitoring of animals carried out ...
Posted On September 12, 2016
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: October 31, 2016
The Office of Animal Research Oversight is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: The aim ...
Posted On September 9, 2016
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the policy, Notification of Investigators with Sick or Injured Animals, to clarify requirements for PIs to report instances of sick or injured animals and responsibilities for ...
Posted On September 9, 2016
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What Are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On July 25, 2016
Mycobacterium marinum infections (Fish tank granuloma)
The following information was prepared by the UCLA Occupational Health Facility Medical Director T. Warner Hudson in an effort to educate researchers on the risks of Mycobacterium marinum infections. We ...
Posted On July 7, 2016
FAQs Regarding ARC Grant Congruence Review
In recent months, it has come to our attention that there may be some misunderstanding about the purpose and nature of the ARC grant congruence review process. In an effort ...
Posted On March 28, 2016
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the policy, Treatment and Use of Animals under Expired Protocols (formerly: Treatment and Use of Animals under Expired or Suspended Protocols), to remove information about care ...
Posted On February 22, 2016
ARC POLICY UPDATE
The ARC recently updated the policy, Responsibility of Principal Investigators for Monitoring Laboratory Animals, to include additional information from the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals regarding ...
Posted On December 15, 2015
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2015-2016 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2015-2016 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. Please ...
Posted On October 19, 2015
ARC POLICY UPDATE: Review of Significant Changes to Previously Approved Protocols
The ARC Policy on Review of Significant Changes to Previously Approved Protocols has been revised to define the acceptable limit for increases in animal numbers that may be reviewed outside ...
Posted On August 27, 2015
New UCLA Logon Page – Coming August 30, 2015
On August 30, 2015, UCLA Single Sign-On will be updating the look and feel of the UCLA Logon page. The improved Logon page will be responsive, meaning it can be ...
Posted On August 26, 2015
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What Are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On July 1, 2015
ARC POLICY UPDATE: Non-survival Surgical Procedures
The ARC Policy on Non-survival Surgical Procedures has recently been revised; the updated Policy is available at http://ora.research.ucla.edu/OARO/Pages/ARC-policies/non-survival-surgery.aspx. The Policy was revised for consistency with USDA Animal Care Policy #3. ...
Posted On June 18, 2015
ARC POLICY UPDATE: Review of Significant Changes to Previously Approved Protocols
The ARC Policy on Review of Significant Changes to Previously Approved Protocols has recently been revised; the updated Policy is available at http://ora.research.ucla.edu/OARO/Pages/ARC-policies/significant-changes.aspx. This policy is intended to clarify the ...
Posted On April 14, 2015
NEW ARC POLICY: Tracking and Reporting Animal Numbers
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International Council on Accreditation identified several gaps in our program during its July 2014 site visit that we are ...
Posted On February 11, 2015
ARC Policy Updates
The ARC recently updated two policies and approved a new policy: Tumor Development in Rodents – revised Updated to clarify the requirement to euthanize animals based on impact of tumor burden. Environmental Enrichment ...
Posted On January 13, 2015
ARC Policy Reminder: Restricted Access to Food/Water
Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays. The ARC will be announcing new and updated policies in the coming months that may impact you. We ask that you ...
Posted On November 21, 2014
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Please ...
Posted On September 29, 2014
ARC Requirement for Social Housing of Social Species
During their July 2014 visit to our campus, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International site visit team noted that a large number of animals ...
Posted On September 10, 2014
Use of CO2 for Rodent Euthanasia
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition includes new recommendations concerning use of CO2 exposure as a method of euthanasia for laboratory rodents. These ...
Posted On August 28, 2014
What Are Lab Animal Allergies and Occupational Asthma?
Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases of workers exposed to animals in laboratories. Please ...
Posted On July 16, 2014
ARC POLICY UPDATE: Survival Surgery in Mice, Rats, and Birds
The ARC Policy on Survival Surgery in Mice, Rats, and Birds has recently been revised; the updated Policy is available at the Survival Surgery in Mice, Rats, and Birds web ...
Posted On June 13, 2014
NEW ARC POLICY: Rodent CO2 Euthanasia
The ARC has recently approved a new Policy on Rodent CO2 Euthanasia; the updated Policy is available at the Rodent CO2 Euthanasia web page. This Policy describes important procedural requirements labs must ...
Posted On May 7, 2014
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR ARC PROTOCOL(S)
Two years ago, the ARC implemented a change in approval periods, such that research with non-USDA regulated species is approved on a 3-year cycle, while protocols using regulated species are ...
Posted On March 27, 2014
3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission April 25, 2014
The Office of Animal Research Oversight is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: The aim ...
Posted On February 21, 2014
New Policy on Breeding Colony Management
The ARC has recently approved a new Policy on Breeding Colony Management; the updated Policy is available at the Breeding Colony Management web page. This Policy provides important information about ...
Posted On November 21, 2013
ARC POLICY UPDATE: Tissue Collection for DNA Extraction for Genotyping in Rodents
The ARC Policy on Tissue Collection for DNA Extraction for Genotyping in Rodents (formerly Tissue Collection for DNA Extraction for Genotyping in Mice) has recently been revised; the updated Policy ...
Posted On November 19, 2013
Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) 2013-2014 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) will observe UCLA’s 2013-2014 Winter Holiday Closure. OARO will be closed beginning Saturday, December 21, 2013 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, ...
Posted On November 4, 2013
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals – Confirmation of Death
The updated AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition emphasizes the need to confirm death following non-physical methods of euthanasia (i.e., CO2, anesthetic overdose). If critical organs (i.e., ...
Posted On October 14, 2013
ARC Policy Update: Tumor Development in Rodents
The ARC Policy on Tumor Development in Rodents has recently been revised; the updated Policy is available on the Tumor Development in Rodents web page. An important change to the policy pertains ...
Posted On September 23, 2013
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released the “AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition” as an update to the 2007 Guidelines on Euthanasia. This is the ...
Posted On July 22, 2013
Laboratory Disaster Plan for Animal Users
On December 31, 2012, the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a final rule that requires all dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, carriers, research facilities, ...
Posted On June 16, 2013
UPDATE: Resources for Animal Research
The Resources for Animal Research page has been updated to include a section on Guidelines for Wildlife Research. Visit our Resources for Animal Research web page for links to the ...
Posted On January 2, 2013
Suggestions and Reminders About the ARC Review Process
ARC Protocol Expiration: Federal regulations require that animal activities be conducted only under an IACUC (ARC) approved protocol. As such, a lapse in ARC approval for ongoing research is a serious ...
Posted On June 30, 2011
Laboratory Animal Allergens – What Are the Risks?
What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases ...
Posted On January 15, 2011
Updated Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
PHS Policy requires that institutions base their animal care and use programs on the most current version of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide). ...
Posted On May 28, 2009
New Resources on Recognizing and Alleviating Pain & Distress in Laboratory Animals
The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) recently published two new reference/guidance document entitled Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals (2009) and Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in ...
Posted On May 6, 2009
Elimination of Requirement for ARC Review of Program Projects and Training Grants
Effective May 6, 2009, the requirement for administrative ARC review of program projects and training grants has been removed. Research activities involving the use of vertebrate animals funded by program ...
Posted On January 3, 2009
Suggestions for Facilitating ARC Review of Your Protocol
As you are aware, Federal regulations require the ARC to review all animal activities conducted at UCLA. Over the past few years, the ARC has significantly reduced the turnaround time for ...
Posted On June 2, 2008
Information Regarding Types of ARC Protocol Review
Federal regulations allow for two types of review of animal use protocols: Full Committee Review (FCR) and Designated Member Review (DMR). Full Committee Review (FCR): As its name suggests, the FCR ...
Posted On March 11, 2008
Revised ARC Policy on Care of EAE Mice
On February 25, 2008, the ARC approved a revised Policy on Care of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) Mice. All investigators who employ EAE models in their research are strongly encouraged to ...
Posted On March 1, 2008
S.E.A.R.S. (Surplus Experimental Animal Resource Sharing)
DLAM is in the early stages of setting up a secure, centralized website for the exchange of animals from protocols of UCLA investigators with excess animals to protocols of investigators ...
Posted On August 16, 2007
Online Medical History Questionnaire Now Available
University policy requires that all personnel who will handle animals or animal tissues, or who will have access to any vivarium facilities, submit a Medical History Questionnaire (MHQ) to the ...
Posted On September 15, 2006
RATS Program Now Compatible with Mac Safari Browser
The ARC’s Research Application Tracking System (RATS) is now compatible with the preferred Mac browser, Safari. Please note that Netscape and Firefox browsers are not supported for Mac users at ...
Posted On September 11, 2006
Frequently Asked Questions Posted on OLAW Website
A series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is now posted on the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) website. The information in the FAQs is updated and supersedes guidance previously ...
Posted On June 19, 2006
OLAW Publication: What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals
The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) has created a brochure intended to communicate to investigators their responsibilities under Public Health Service (PHS) Grants Policy and PHS Policy on ...
Posted On February 8, 2006
American Physiological Society (APS) Announces the Publication of a Resource Book for the Design of Animal Exercise Protocols
The American Physiological Society (APS) announces the publication of a Resource Book for the Design of Animal Exercise Protocols. This book was developed by experts in the fields of exercise ...
Posted On February 2, 2006
Important Reminder Regarding Submission of Applications for Pre-Review
In order to facilitate timely review of all animal applications, please note the following: SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR REVIEW All applications require a Pre-Committee Review, except the following: Amendment applications to change PI, ...
Posted On February 2, 2006
Notice Regarding Consideration of Alternatives to Painful/Distressful Procedures
CONSIDERATION OF “THE 3 R’s” Background: Principle 3 of the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training states that “animals selected for ...
Posted On April 2, 2005
Notification of Change in ARC Review and Approval of Collaborative Research Between UCLA and the VAGLAHS
On April 1, 2005, the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Care and Use of Laboratory Animal Subjects between UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) was revised to ...
Posted On April 1, 2005
Reporting Serious and Continuing Noncompliance to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
PHS Policy IV.F.3 requires that the ARC, through the Institutional Official, promptly provide OLAW with a full explanation of the circumstances and actions taken with respect to: (a) any serious ...
Posted On February 19, 2004
Estimating the Number of Animals
The ARC guidance on Estimating the Number of Animals has been revised to include resources that investigators may find helpful in determining animal numbers for their research applications.
Posted On January 21, 2004
New Resource for Investigators: How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals
Developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in conjunction with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), this tutorial provides a step by step guide ...
Posted On December 18, 2003
Procedures for Reporting Procurement of Animals Through Non-Traditional Vendors/Sources
In order to comply with the USDA Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWARs) and the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy), all ARC protocols must ...
Posted On November 15, 2003
Resources & Guidance
Information on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS): Cal/OSHA Requirements and How to Obtain an MSDS Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Institute for Laboratory ...
Posted On November 15, 2003
Animal Welfare Act Standards to Be Applied to International Carriers
USDA Press Release issued 10/9/03
Posted On November 15, 2003
USDA Amends Regulations Regarding Possession and Use of Select Biological Agents and Toxins
USDA Press Release issued 11/3/03
Posted On August 30, 2003
Behavioral Testing Core Provides Services and Expertise to UCLA Researchers
The Behavioral Testing Core is a multidisciplinary core located in the UCLA Psychology Department that is available to all UCLA researchers interested in the determination of behavioral phenotypes in different ...
Posted On June 24, 2003
Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers (MMRRC)
The MMRRC program is sponsored by the NIH National Center for Research Resources and was developed to ensure the continued availability of scientifically valuable, genetically engineered mice for distribution to ...
Posted On May 26, 2003
New Resource on the Search for Alternatives
Resources in Animal Alternatives is a recent addition to the UCLA Biomedical Library online resource series and is designed to serve as a starting point for locating information on any ...
Posted On May 26, 2003
Zoonoses and Zoonotic Information
Information regarding occupational risks associated with zoonotic diseases is now available on the UCLA Health Protection Tracking System (HPTS) website. Zoonotic diseases are animal infections which, under certain circumstances, are ...
Posted On April 15, 2003
Regulatory Update: Recent News of the Rats, Mice, and Birds Issue; Electronic Gateway to Enhance Public Participation in Federal Rulemaking
Regulations.gov is the U.S. Government website that makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking. On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents ...
Posted On February 22, 2003
ARC Policy on Toe-Clipping
In order to comply with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the ARC has issued a policy prohibiting the practice of toe-clipping as ...
Posted On February 22, 2003
The Literature Search for Alternatives
In conducting literature searches for alternatives (i.e., refinement, reduction, replacement), investigators are encouraged to utilize the following resources for guidance: A Guide to Searching for Alternatives for the Use of Laboratory ...
Posted On October 19, 2002
NIH Announcements Regarding Just-In-Time for IACUC Review, Use of Carbon Dioxide for Euthanasia of Small Animals, and Research with Recombinant DNA Molecules
NIH Announces Just-In-Time for IACUC Review The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is amending the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) to allow “just-in-time” submission ...
Posted On October 7, 2001
Important Notice Regarding the 2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia
The PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals requires that Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) determine that the methods of euthanasia used will be consistent ...
Posted On July 16, 2001
Standard Operating Procedure Governing Facilities for Mice at UCLA
On July 2, 2001, the Vice Chancellor for Research issued a notice to introduce the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Governing Facilities for Mice at UCLA. All personnel who work in ...