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The ARC recently updated the policy, Notification of Investigators with Sick or Injured Animals, to clarify requirements for PIs to report instances of sick or injured animals and responsibilities for carrying out treatments prescribed by the veterinarian. The updated policy is available at

The ARC also recently reviewed, but did not substantively modify, the policy, Investigating Allegations of Mistreatment or Other Noncompliance Issues. This policy is available at

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 if you have any questions.