RATS 2.0 to Launch June 15, 2020

On behalf of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), we are pleased to announce the launch of RATS 2.0 on June 15, 2020. Overview of New RATS Beginning in January 2018 and continuing through today, ORA staff have been working closely with ARC members, faculty, DLAM staff, and other colleagues on campus to take … Read More

RATS 2.0 – June Training Dates and Advanced Training

As we get closer to the launch of RATS 2.0, we have added more training dates, including an advanced training for those individuals who have already participated in an introductory (basic) session. At each basic training, the ARC RATS Coordinator will provide an introduction to the new system, after which attendees will be encouraged to play in the sandbox environment … Read More

ARC POLICY UPDATE

The ARC recently revised the Policy, Restricted Access to Water, to align weighing requirements with expectations detailed in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The revised Policy is available at Restricted Access to Water . 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 … Read More

EH&S Webpage: Research Safety & COVID-19

Our friends in UCLA Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) have developed a webpage for COVID-19 research-related information. Topics covered on the site include: Essential Research Application Contacts Social Distancing in Labs Lab Ramp-Down Checklist PPE Donation Information Controlled Substances Update Visit the new site at https://www.ehs.ucla.edu/research-safety-covid-19 and contact EH&S if you have any questions.

EH&S Webpage: Research Safety & COVID-19

Our friends in UCLA Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) have developed a webpage for COVID-19 research-related information. Topics covered on the site include: Essential Research Application Contacts Social Distancing in Labs Lab Ramp-Down Checklist PPE Donation Information Controlled Substances Update Visit the new site at https://www.ehs.ucla.edu/research-safety-covid-19 and contact EH&S if you have any questions.

NEW DATES ADDED: RATS 2.0 Training

We have added more dates to address the high demand for training on RATS 2.0. We are also looking at providing advanced training on the system for those who have attended an initial training – stay tuned for more information about that. Contact RATSHelp@research.ucla.edu to register for an upcoming session. Note that only those sessions with space are listed below; … Read More

User Training for New ARC Protocol System

It’s been a couple months now since we announced the upcoming launch of the new RATS online system. Needless to say, our original launch date has been delayed, due in large part to our move to remote operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we are beginning to adjust to our new situation, we will resume user training via Zoom … Read More

3Rs Pilot Studies Call for Proposals – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for applications to the Spring 3Rs program has been extended to March 15, 2020. The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Aim of Award: The aim of the program is to promote and support pilot studies designed … Read More

ARC POLICY UPDATE

The ARC recently revised the Policy, Acclimation and Quarantine, to provide minor clarifications regarding mouse quarantine. The revised Policy is available at the Acclimation and Quarantine web page. 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 questions. IMPORTANT: New RATS is … Read More

UCLA Interim Policy 906, Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety

To the Campus Community: UCLA is committed to providing a robust learning environment for our students, including laboratory work consistent with their experience. Effective immediately, we have implemented an interim Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety Policy (Policy 906), which outlines the necessary safety requirements and prohibitions on research and other activities that involve undergraduate student researchers and highly hazardous materials. The … Read More