SafetyNet Portal Update: August 20-21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that SafetyNet, the online system used by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Radiation Safety Committees (RSC), will undergo a major update this coming weekend. As a result, SafetyNet will be unavailable from 5:00 PM on August 20 until 5:00 PM on August 21. The update is intended to refresh the appearance of the system … Read More

Animal Work in BSRB BSL3 Facility to Halt Immediately

Due to limited resources and effective immediately, the UCLA high containment program can no longer support ABSL3 work in the BSL3 laboratory. Projects previously approved by the HCUC, ARC, and IBC that have not yet been initiated will not be allowed to proceed at this time. This decision is immediate and indefinite; we regret the inconvenience to you and your … Read More

Animal Work in BSL3 Facility

The UCLA High Containment Use Committee (HCUC) acknowledges that the lack of Animal Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) facilities on campus has hampered research efforts related to COVID-19 and has therefore determined that it will consider BSL3 use proposals for projects that include short duration mouse experiments with a very limited number of animals. The HCUC cannot guarantee that ABSL3 proposals … Read More

Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2020-21 Winter Holiday Closure

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2020-21 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 19, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Please be advised that the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Academic Radiation Safety Committee (ARSC) and Medical Radiation Safety Committee (MRSC) / Radioactive Drug Research … 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 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