IBC REMINDER: Creating Amendments to your Biological Use Authorization (BUA)

This is a reminder that ANY change to your existing BUA must be submitted to the IBC for review and approval prior to implementation. Amendments may include, but are not limited to, changes in procedures/methods, personnel updates, addition of new materials, and addition of lab locations. Personnel only changes are considered a minor amendment to an existing BUA and will … Read More

30-Day Public Review for UCLA Policy 992

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, UCLA Health, Vice Chancellors, and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities has updated UCLA Policy 992: Use of Biohazardous Materials and Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research and Teaching Activities. In 2020, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) modified their oversight regarding clinical … Read More

Important Change to the Continuing Review (CR) Process in SafetyNet for Human Gene Transfer (HGT) Studies

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has updated the IBC guidance document, IBC Requirements for Human Gene Transfer (HGT) Studies. Changes to the document largely reflect updates summarized in the April 2019 Amendment of the NIH Guidelines in the oversight of HGT studies. The IBC will also be implementing yearly CRs for HGT studies, effective April 2022. This change is intended to align the review process with the … Read More

New Biohazard Exposure (ABC) Posters Available

On behalf of EH&S, we are pleased to inform you that new Biohazard Exposure (ABC) posters are available, starting today. The re-designed posters include the new location of Occupational Health (CHS 17-240, near Café Med). Please dispose of your current ABC posters and replace them with the new ones. The new Biohazard Exposure (ABC) posters will be distributed in multiple ways: Through … Read More

Occupational Health Services has Moved

In case you missed the recent announcement, Occupational Health has moved to a newly renovated location. The new office opened March 1 on the first-floor main lobby of CHS, near Café Med.  New Occupational Health Facility10833 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 17-240 CHSLos Angeles, CA 90095   For additional information, call (310) 825-6771.  To: UCLA Faculty and Staff Dear Colleagues: We are … Read More

Research Policy & Compliance (RPC) 2021-22 Winter Holiday Closure

The Office of Research Policy & Compliance (RPC) will observe UCLA’s 2021-22 Winter Holiday Closure. At this time, we anticipate the Winter Closure to begin Saturday, December 18, 2021 and that offices will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please be advised that the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Academic Radiation Safety Committee (ARSC) and Medical … Read More

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