A Message to All Principal Investigators – Winter Recess Reminder

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) Winter Break Reminder It may be the holidays, but your research animals are still here! During Winter Recess, it is vitally important that laboratory staff remember their animals and maintain all required monitoring and care as described in their approved IACUC protocols.  A limited number of ULAR staff…

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A Message to All Principal Investigators – Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder It may be the holidays, but your research animals are still here! During the Thanksgiving holiday break, it is vitally important that laboratory staff remember their animals and maintain all required monitoring and care as described in their approved IACUC protocols.  A limited number of…

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Reminder about Research Continuity Plans & Research Animals

This is a reminder that Lead Researchers (LRs)/Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for developing, implementing, activating, and updating research continuity plans to ensure animal care and welfare in accordance with approved IACUC protocols when non-standard circumstances exist. Research continuity plans should include postponing research activities when staffing shortages create unsafe conditions for researchers and/or animals. When activating research…

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June 5, National Animal Rights Day – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL LABORATORY STAFF

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) June 5, National Animal Rights Day This coming Sunday, June 5, is National Animal Rights Day. – currently there is no information about any planned animal rights activities targeting UCI, however the IACUC office is sending this notice as a reminder. All members of UCI’s research community are…

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IACUC Facility Inspections

  Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) IACUC Facility Inspections Spring 2022 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). Spring 2022 facility inspections will be in-person. During inspections, the IACUC site visit team may…

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AAALAC Full Accreditation

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) AAALAC Full Accreditation The Office of Research is pleased to announce that AAALAC has continued its accreditation of UCI’s laboratory animal care and use program.  When AAALAC conducted its triennial site visit in July 2021, it noted the exemplary commitment of the UCI research community to the highest…

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Research Administration is Working Remotely

Research Administration is Working Remotely Dear Colleagues, As UCI returns to on-campus operations, it is important for our clients to know that all Research Administration (RA)1 staff will continue working remotely indefinitely.  Even though we will continue to work from home, we want you to know that our commitment to excellence is as strong as ever,…

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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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