World Week for Animals in Laboratories – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL LABORATORY STAFF

World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week (WLALW) and World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) will be observed from Saturday April 15 through Sunday April 23, 2017. 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 at…

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New Procedure for CITI Training

UCI students, staff, faculty and research personnel can now log in to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website using their UCINetID and password.  This process, known as Single Sign-On or SSO, provides distinct advantages over the old system of individual account access: ·Enhanced security ·No additional Username/Password for users to remember ·Automatic log-in if…

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IACUC Semi-Annual Facility Inspections

The 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 to answer questions and provide access…

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New position: Senior ERA Analyst

Dear Colleagues: This is to let you know that there is a Senior ERA Analyst position open on the Electronic Research Administration (ERA) team. The summary of the job is: Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, Electronic Research Administration (eRA), and in collaboration with Research Administration (RA) and Office of Information Technology (OIT),…

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Quality-Assurance Reviews for Survival Surgeries

Dear Researchers, AAALAC site visitors last July noted several instances of less-than-adequate adherence to UCI’s IACUC Surgery Policy and Guidelines, including poor record-keeping, substandard use of aseptic techniques and failure to remove sutures as described in approved animal-use protocols.  To address this issue, the IACUC has expanded the Veterinary Education and Outreach program to include…

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AAALAC Site Visit July 13-15

Representatives from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) will be visiting our campus Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15 to perform the triennial site visit required to maintain our accreditation.    For more information about the site visit including a tentative schedule, please visit the IACUC homepage. The AAALAC…

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RP Roadmap is Available!

  The Research Protections (RP) Roadmap is now available!   The RP Roadmap is a web-based tool designed to help investigators plan the regulatory and institutional pathway to research initiation.    Depending on the proposed activity, the number and type of regulatory committee approvals and/or processes varies.  Moreover, the timing of these approvals and processes…

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Increased Animal-Rights Activity This Month

Each year, the second half of April is associated with heightened activity by so-called “animal rights” groups protesting the use of animal models in research.  World Week for Animals in Laboratories (also known as World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week) occurs this year from April 19- 27, though some protests are planned as early as Saturday,…

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