Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns The IACUC relies on the observations of individuals to ensure the well-being of all research animals. All research personnel as well as animal husbandry staff are encouraged to contact the IACUC Administrative Office if they: See animals that appear to be in pain/distress; Witness or are involved in an incident that may impact…

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Protocols Submission

Protocols Submission Guidance, tips, and instructions for preparing and submitting your IACUC protocols and modifications in RMS. Login to the RMS System RMS User Guide In depth guide to the UCI Research Management System (RMS) Explore the Guide Applications & Forms Documents and electronic systems used in animal protocol and related processes. Learn More Protocol…

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IACUC Full Committee Meeting Results

Meeting results are available in RMS, after the convened meeting has adjourned – Check your protocol status by: Go to your protocol and look for the Notepad icon at the File level – This will be next to the Folder icon, like this Hover your cursor over the Notepad icon – A small window will display…

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Starting a Submission

RMS User Guide – Starting a Submission Creating a New Animal Use Protocol (AUP) General Information Tab Species Tab Rationale & Alternatives Tab Experimental Design Tab Animal Numbers Tab Procedures Tab IACUC Standardized Procedures Drugs & Agents Tab Animal Locations & Husbandry Tab Hazards & Safety Tab Other Information Tab Personnel Tab Training Requirements Tab…

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Finding the Number of Animals Used

Finding the Number of Animals Used Animals purchased through ULAR are automatically deducted from your approved allocation. To view how many animals were purchased under a protocol, follow steps below: Annual Review (animal numbers by specific period) = Purchased Animal Numbers Report Total Animal Numbers to date (when you view) = Protocol File Details Annual Review -…

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Annual Review

Annual Review Instructions Email reminders (a 60-day and 30-day) will be sent to the PI and research personnel indicating the AUP is due for annual review. Click on the direct link (protocol # in blue box) to login to RMS – You will jump directly to your protocol into the Annual Review Tab. Click the “Check-Out” button…

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Modifying an Approved AUP

Modifying an Approved AUP Who Can Modify? Note:  Only 2 roles have permissions to create, edit, and submit modifications: “Principal Investigator” and “Co-Investigator/Senior Researcher” If you do not have either of these roles, email IACUC@uci.edu for assistance Submitting a Modification Before starting a modification, identify where your protocol details are in RMS. This will determine what your next…

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Approval Documents in RMS

Approval Documents in RMS If you need copies of your animal use protocol and official approval letters, you can find them in RMS.IACUC Approval Letters After you login, Right-click or CTRL-click (Mac) on the folder/paper clip icon of the File (not Document) Select View/Edit Attachments from the drop down menu – a window will pop…

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Responding to the Pre-review

Responding to the Pre-review Pre-review comments are available in the “Review” feature in RMS. Researchers can respond to each comment directly and make revisions to the AUP based on the review comments. An email will be sent to the LR (UCI email) indicating the AUP needs additional clarifications or revisions, with a direct link to…

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