Don’t let your ARC protocol expire!

We are writing to request your help in fulfilling our regulatory responsibilities. In short, it is critically important that you submit your triennial review applications for your ARC protocols as soon as possible after receiving the first reminder notice from RATS, around 90 days prior to ARC expiration. This lead time is necessary due to the multiple components of the … Read More

3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2024

The Animal Research Committee (ARC) is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities. The VCR is once again offering up to $20,000 for the current award cycle. Aim of Award: The aim of the program is to promote and support pilot studies designed to replace the … Read More

Laboratory Safety Awareness Week

Colleagues: please see the below communication from EH&S. February 12-16 is Laboratory Safety Awareness Week!  EH&S is celebrating with a themed week’s worth of educational activities around campus that give participants a chance to learn valuable safety skills and win prizes for themselves and their labs! Participants have a chance to… Scan the QR code for the most detailed and … Read More

Laboratory Safety Awareness Week

Colleagues: please see the below communication from EH&S. February 12-16 is Laboratory Safety Awareness Week!  EH&S is celebrating with a themed week’s worth of educational activities around campus that give participants a chance to learn valuable safety skills and win prizes for themselves and their labs! Participants have a chance to… Scan the QR code for the most detailed and … Read More

ARC POLICY UPDATES

The ARC recently updated the Environmental Enrichment and Social Housing policies to describe provision of additional enrichment for animals that cannot be socially housed. Both policies account for cases in which enrichment is withheld for scientific reasons, as documented in the approved protocol. The Environmental Enrichment policy further clarifies that when provided, additional enrichment will be identical to that provided … Read More

Laboratory Animal Occupational Health & Safety Program Manual

We are pleased to announce the publication of the UCLA Laboratory Animal Occupational Health and Safety Program (LAOHSP) Manual. The purpose of the manual is to consolidate in one location relevant information about the occupational health and safety program for those individuals working with or near animals at UCLA. We encourage you to share the link to the LAOHSP manual … Read More

PI Responsibility for Lab Closeout

Safety Oversight Committee To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: Principal Investigators (PIs) of research laboratories that are ending their supervision of the laboratories, for example due to retirement or new employment, have an obligation to ensure that they do not leave hazardous materials (biologics, chemicals, gas cylinders, equipment, radioisotopes) … Read More

PI Responsibility for Lab Closeout

Safety Oversight Committee To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: Principal Investigators (PIs) of research laboratories that are ending their supervision of the laboratories, for example due to retirement or new employment, have an obligation to ensure that they do not leave hazardous materials (biologics, chemicals, gas cylinders, equipment, radioisotopes) … Read More

PI Responsibility for Lab Closeout

Safety Oversight Committee To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: Principal Investigators (PIs) of research laboratories that are ending their supervision of the laboratories, for example due to retirement or new employment, have an obligation to ensure that they do not leave hazardous materials (biologics, chemicals, gas cylinders, equipment, radioisotopes) … Read More

PI Responsibility for Lab Closeout

Safety Oversight Committee To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: Principal Investigators (PIs) of research laboratories that are ending their supervision of the laboratories, for example due to retirement or new employment, have an obligation to ensure that they do not leave hazardous materials (biologics, chemicals, gas cylinders, equipment, radioisotopes) … Read More