The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – the schedule is posted on our website. During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. In preparation, please: ·Ensure that your laboratory and vivarium housing areas…

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The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – a copy of the schedule is posted on our website at https://www.research.uci.edu/compliance/animalcare-use/attachments/Fac-Inspection-Schedule.php . During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. In preparation, please: ·Ensure that…

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Earlier today, the Orange County Register online published a story under the headline “UC Irvine should be fined for killing 6 research animals, says watchdog group”.   The “watchdog group” is Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), a militant anti-research organization, led by Michael Budkie.  The article was picked up from City News Service, a regional news…

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Representatives from AAALAC International, the outside organization that evaluates and accredits laboratory-animal use programs, will be visiting our campus next week – Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday June 28, 2018 – to perform the triennial site visit required to maintain our accreditation.  For more information about the site visit including a tentative schedule, please visit…

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The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – a copy of the schedule is posted on our website at https://www.research.uci.edu/compliance/animalcare-use/attachments/Fac-Inspection-Schedule.php . During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. In preparation, please: ·Ensure that…

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World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week (WLALW) and World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) will be observed from Monday April 23, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Various so-called “animal rights” groups organize protests and other activities at research institutions during this time each year. There is currently no information available regarding planned activities aimed…

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Dear UCI researchers, States United for Biomedical Research, a consortium of state and regional organizations that support biomedical research in general and live-animal research in particular, is offering this free webinar: Discussing Biomedical Research with the Public: Today’s Generational Changes that Create the Imperative for Transparency.  Wednesday February 21, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00…

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The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – a copy of the schedule is posted on our website at https://www.research.uci.edu/compliance/animalcare-use/attachments/Fac-Inspection-Schedule.php . During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. In preparation, please: ·Ensure that…

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Dear Researchers, Some commonly-used forms of sodium-pentobarbital-based euthanasia solutions (e.g. Eutha-6®) are scarce and/or not currently available from our usual suppliers.  If you use these agents in your research projects, please be mindful of the expiration date and amount on hand – do not wait until the last minute to place orders for replacement stock. …

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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks. During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. Please arrange to have personnel available in your laboratory during the inspection period…

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