AAALAC Accreditation Site Visit July 27-29, 2021

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) 2021 AAALAC Accreditation Site Visit July 27-29 Representatives from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) will be visiting our campus on July 27 through July 29, 2021 to perform the triennial site visit required to maintain our accreditation.    For more information about…

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Streamlining Measures: No Signature Requirements for IACUC Protocols

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) Streamlining Measures: No Signature Requirements for IACUC Protocols To continue its streamlining efforts and minimize PI/LR administrative burden, the IACUC has eliminated PI/LR signatures for IACUC protocol submissions.  Instead, PIs/LRs will receive, as part of their IACUC Approval Letter, the IACUC Terms & Conditions of Approval(which are also…

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In-Person IACUC Facility Inspections

The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – The schedule is posted on our website (secure login required). For Spring 2021, we are returning to in-person facility inspections. – Face coverings are required and physical distancing (6-feet minimum) will be maintained when conducting the inspections. See…

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Office of Research: New Address

  Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)   Office of Research Address Change IACUC administrative staff have been working 100% remotely since mid-March 2020. The IACUC office will continue to work remotely on a more permanent basis, and have moved out of 141 Innovation, Suite 250. Please refer to the following institutional address for any…

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February 17 QRAM Agenda and Zoom Info

Dear Colleagues: We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at next week’s QRAM! The meeting is scheduled Wednesday, February 17 from 10:00-11:30AM. Below is the agenda and Zoom info: Welcome, housekeeping and general Updates Cannabis Research with guest speaker Dr. Piomelli Cannabis Research Committee and Role NIH Loan Repayment Program Federal Updates C&G Accounting Topics…

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QRAM Dates 2021

  Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee   Quarterly Research Administration Meeting (QRAM)   From our colleagues in Electronic Research Administration (ERA): As with many in person meetings and events, we are taking QRAM virtual! We understand the value of meeting quarterly to share and discuss relevant topics related to Research Administration!     Please…

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IACUC Facility Inspections

The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – the schedule is posted on our IACUC website. If your lab is currently inactive (no live animal work currently being performed), please notify the IACUC Administrative Office at IACUC@uci.edu. See the IACUC Facility Inspections Guidance page for more…

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**Correction** Calling for Beta Testers! — New user interface RMS 3.0

Correction:  **Transactions in RMS-Test/beta test will not be processed. For formal submissions to the IACUC office, please submit through “regular” RMS:  https://rms-vpn.research.uci.edu/ Dear Researchers, The new user interface RMS 3.0 is being prepared for release – and we need beta testers! Any users with RMS access can be beta testers (no need to enroll or…

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Calling for Beta Testers! — New user interface RMS 3.0

Dear Researchers, The new user interface RMS 3.0 is being prepared for release – and we need beta testers! Any users with RMS access can be beta testers (no need to enroll or signup for beta), feel free to just jump in 😊 If you have time to spare, your beta testing feedback and suggestions…

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IACUC COVID-19 Guidance #2- Critical Research with Animals during UCI Research Shutdown

Dear Researchers, With Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, the VCR announced today for UCI researchers to shutdown non-critical research activities. See Defining Critical Research for guidance for determining critical vs. non-critical research. Updated and additional guidance is provided below: Social Distancing While Conducting Critical Research with Animals Critical research activities must be conducted in a manner to ensure…

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