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 information – 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 are clean, orderly and in satisfactory condition.
  • For lab inspections, arrange to have laboratory personnel available during the inspection period in case they have questions regarding the procedures performed on live animals in your laboratory and/or vivarium.

Members of the site visit team may also ask about the following:

  1. Storage and use of drugs and medical materials, including Controlled Substances.
  2. Training records for all members of the laboratory staff
  3. Use of aseptic technique for survival surgeries, including proper sterilization of instruments.

For questions about inspections, contact IACUC@uci.edu. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.