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We have scheduled more training sessions to assist you in making the transition to our new system, RATS 2.0. We strongly encourage you to attend a training if you haven’t already. Basic training provides an introduction to the new system, covering navigation and terminology. Advanced training is limited to those who have already attended a basic session; attendees will receive tips for completing their protocol smartform. Please contact to register for an upcoming session:

Date Time
Tuesday, July 28 (basic) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, July 31 (advanced) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 (basic) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7 (advanced) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 (basic) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 13 (advanced) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 17 (basic) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20 (advanced) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26 (basic) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28 (advanced) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

In addition to training, we are available for a weekly virtual office hour to provide assistance with questions related to protocols, the ARC review process, and RATS 2.0.

Who: ARC administrative staff
When: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting ID: 960 3353 9142 (password: 804629)

Attendees at office hours will be helped on a first come, first served basis. When you join the Zoom meeting, you will first be admitted into the waiting room. When it is your turn to be helped, you will be admitted into the meeting room. We encourage you to stop by anytime between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm with your questions. If you can’t make it to the office hour, contact the ARC administrative staff at or for assistance.

Here is a QUICK TIP regarding pop-up windows in RATS 2.0:

As you work in the new system, you will notice that RATS 2.0 frequently opens pop-up windows (e.g., when clicking on hyperlinks or when adding new experiment entries on the Experiments page). It can become confusing if you have multiple windows open at the same, therefore, you might prefer to open all links in a new tab as opposed to having the system open new windows. To do this, right-click on a hyperlink and select “Open Link in New Tab” as shown in the screenshot below. Alternatively, hold the Ctrl key (PC) or Command key (Mac) as you click on a hyperlink. By doing this, all pop-ups and hyperlinks will open as new tabs in one window; this may make it easier for you to keep track of all your open RATS 2.0 pages.

RATS 2.0 pop-up window