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The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Please be advised that the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will not conduct business during the closure. As such, ORA staff will not process ARC or IBC 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 to the ARC or IBC, please contact us as soon as possible, as we may be able to avoid a lapse in approval. It is critical that you contact the appropriate staff right away, so that all reasonable efforts to avoid a lapse may be made.

For ARC applications:

For IBC applications:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. On behalf of the ARC and IBC support teams, I wish you all the best this coming holiday season.


Jennifer Perkins, MA, CPIA
Director: ARC & IBC