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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 the closure. As such, ORA staff will not process ARC, IBC, or MRSC/RDRC applications for review or approval and will be unavailable via phone and email during this time.

If your protocol approval is due to expire in December or early January, and you have not already submitted a continuation or renewal application, or if you have a critical submission to any of these committees that must be approved prior to the closure, please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss options. It is critical that you contact the appropriate staff right away, so that all reasonable efforts to obtain approval may be made.

For ARC applications:

For IBC applications:

For MRSC/RDRC applications:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. On behalf of the Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration, I wish you all the best this coming holiday season.



Jennifer Perkins, MA, CPIA
Director – Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)
Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research (ICDUR)