PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Research will be closed on Thursday, December 6 from 11:30 – 1:30 PM for a staff appreciation event. If you have a proposal or other matter that may be impacted by this closure, please contact the relevant Office of Research staff member. The Office of Research will be closed during…

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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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Research Administrator Day marks a single day that we take out of our busy schedules and lives to recognize the individuals who make the conduct of research possible.  Without the administrative staff who support our PIs and our research enterprise, UCI would not have achieved its current status as a preeminent research university.  I am…

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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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