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 semi-annual Quality Assurance Reviews of all laboratories that conduct survival surgery procedures.  A full description of the process can be found in the IACUC Surgery Policy and Guidelines.

Please visit the IACUC website for more information about UCI’s animal care program