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 Training Reminder

Annual EH&S safety training expires on December 31st. EH&S sends automated reminders for expiring safety training. If you or any of your lab members have expired training, it may delay the final approval of your BUA. Please review the training requirements for your BUA and ensure that all expired/expiring training is renewed in a timely manner. Contact the EH&S Training … Read More

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 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 … Read More

Important Change to IBC Renewal Process in SafetyNet

We are pleased to announce a change to the IBC 3-year BUA review process, effective October 25, 2019. This change is intended to minimize burden and confusion within the research community, as well as to speed up the review turn-around time for submissions with no changes. Previously, in order to continue your IBC approval for another 3 years, you were … Read More

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 the Office of Environment, Health & Safety announce the introduction of our new Biosafety Officer, Ms. Christine Tafoya. Christine comes to us from Bellingham, WA and is a … Read More

Updated and New Biosafety SOPs

UCLA’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) works with Environment, Health & Safety to maintain a set of standardized Biosafety SOPs available to campus research labs. As a part of the 2018 annual review process the IBC approved the following changes to three of these SOPs. If you are currently using the standard Biosafety SOPs, no action by your laboratory is required. … Read More

IBC POLICY UPDATE

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has updated the Policy, Registration of Transgenic Animals. Changes to the Policy are largely administrative, reflecting updates published in the 2016 NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. We encourage you to share and discuss the updated Policy with your research team. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 310-794-0262 … 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