The Chancellor's Animal Research Committee (ARC) is an
independent research review committee mandated by the
Animal Welfare Act and the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy).
through the experience and expertise of its members, is
charged with the responsibility to oversee the entire
animal care and use program at UCLA. The
Committee's functions include:
- Review and approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or withhold approval of proposed activities related to the care and use of animals.
at least once every six months all of the institution's animal
facilities, including all satellite facilities, using the Guide
for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide)
as the basis for evaluation.
- Review at least
once every six months the institution's program for humane care
and use of animals, using the Guide as the
basis for evaluation.
the qualifications of research personnel and provide appropriate training and education
as deemed necessary.
- Make written
recommendations to the Institutional Official, Dr. James Economou,
Vice Chancellor - Research, regarding any aspect of the
institution's animal program, facilities, or personnel
activities involving animals if the ARC determines that the
activity is not being conducted in accordance with the
institution's policy and applicable provisions of the USDA
Animal Welfare Act Regulations, the PHS
Policy, and the Guide.
reports of potential
noncompliance with regulations governing the care
and use of laboratory animals and take corrective actions as