The ARC recently updated the policy, Responsibility of Principal Investigators for Monitoring Laboratory Animals, to include additional information from the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals regarding observation of research animals. The updated policy is available at http://ora.research.ucla.edu/OARO/Pages/ARC-policies/monitoring-animals.aspx.
The ARC also recently reviewed, but did not modify, the policy, Authority of the Attending Veterinarian. This policy is available at http://ora.research.ucla.edu/OARO/Pages/ARC-policies/attending-veterinarian.aspx.
We encourage investigators to review both policies with their research teams to ensure understanding of the responsibilities and authorities set forth by the ARC.
Please visit the Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) website and review these policies at your earliest convenience. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 310-206-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.