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 this document have, in fact, been in effect for some time; however, your attention is drawn to a significant change in the proposed enrichment for rats: All rats (socially-housed and … Read More

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 the ARC website. We encourage you to review the revised Policy with your research team. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 310-206-6308 or arc@research.ucla.edu if you have any … Read More

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 voluntary, self-referral program will provide laboratory personnel with collaborative, team-oriented support on the following topics: ARC inspections Administrative processes (e.g., record-keeping) Protocols and RATS Surgical procedures (e.g., aseptic technique, … Read More

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 voluntary, self-referral program by which well-qualified individuals working with mice and rats may be certified by DLAM to train other individuals to handle these species. Personnel trained by a … Read More