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 designee When? Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Where? CHS 17-132A We encourage you to stop by with your questions about the ARC review process, DLAM processes, and … Read More

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. The revised Policy is available at the Tracking and Reporting Animal Numbers web page.  We encourage you to review the revised Policy with your research team. Please do not hesitate … Read More

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 two awards, each up to $10,000, may be awarded this round. Aim of Award: The aim of the program is to promote and support pilot studies designed to replace the use … Read More

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. The report includes recommendations aimed at alleviating administrative burden on investigators who use animal subjects in their research activities. As a member of the regulated community, we encourage you to … Read More

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 Acid Molecules in Research and Teaching Activities) and has placed these policies on the UCLA Administrative Policy website for a 30-day public review and comment period. The most noteworthy changes … Read More

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 Acid Molecules in Research and Teaching Activities) and has placed these policies on the UCLA Administrative Policy website for a 30-day public review and comment period. The most noteworthy changes … Read More

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 advised that the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Medical Radiation Safety Committee (MRSC) / Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC) will not conduct business during the … Read More

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 advised that the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Medical Radiation Safety Committee (MRSC) / Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC) will not conduct business during the … Read More

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 invite feedback on the proposed changes; as no comments were received from the research community, the proposed Policy changes were implemented as previously described. The revised Policy is available at … Read More