Laboratory Animal Allergens – What are the Risks?

What are lab animal allergies and occupational asthma? Laboratory Animal Allergies (LAA) and Occupational Asthma (OA) develop from exposure to animal allergens, and are among the most common, serious occupational diseases of workers exposed to animals in laboratories. Please review the Lab Animal Allergies & Occupational Asthma fact sheet (attached and available at https://ucla.box.com/ehs-lab-animal-allergies) to learn how to prevent LAA … Read More

RATS 2.0 Training and Office Hours

Below are the scheduled RATS 2.0 Zoom training sessions for the month of September. We highly encourage those of you who are new to working in the system to attend a training session to learn how to use RATS 2.0. Please contact RATSHelp@research.ucla.edu to register for an upcoming session: Date Time Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Tuesday, September 13, 2022 … Read More

ARC POLICY UPDATE

The ARC recently reviewed and made minor revisions to the following policies: Reporting Allegations of Mistreatment or Other Noncompliance IssuesInvestigating Allegations of Mistreatment or Other Noncompliance Issues While the substance of both policies remains unchanged, minor edits have been made to reflect current processes. We encourage you to discuss these policies with your research team. All ARC policies are available on … Read More

RATS 2.0 Training and Office Hours

Below are the scheduled RATS 2.0 Zoom training sessions for the month of August. We highly encourage those of you who are new to working in the system to attend a training session to learn how to use RATS 2.0. Please contact RATSHelp@research.ucla.edu to register for an upcoming session: Date Time Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Thursday, August 11, 2022  … Read More

Important MRSC/RDRC SafetyNet Update

We would like to inform you of a change that will be implemented in the MRSC/RDRC application in SafetyNet. Effective July 1, 2022, you will be required to manually enter the entire IRB # that is associated with your MRSC/RDRC submission. Please see the screenshot below.  By entering the full IRB number, users will experience improved performance populating the MRSC/RDRC … Read More

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

RATS 2.0 Training and Office Hours

Below are the scheduled RATS 2.0 Zoom training sessions for this month. We highly encourage those of you new to working in the system to attend a training session to learn how to use RATS 2.0. Please contact RATSHelp@research.ucla.edu to register for an upcoming session: Date Time Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:00 a.m. … 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