The ARC recently revised the Policy, Treatment and Use of Animals under Expired Protocols. Revisions to the Policy include automatic transfer of animals to the DLAM holding protocol if a lapse in approval occurs while experiments are under way. The revised Policy also clarifies that permission must be obtained from the relevant grant program officer in order to use federal funds to pay per diems during a lapse in ARC approval, including for animals placed on the DLAM holding protocol. The revised Policy is available at the Treatment and Use of Animals under Expired Protocols web page.
We encourage you to review the revised Policy with your research team. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 310-206-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.