» Announcements

30 November 2018 - CITI has indicated that it is making upgrades and updates to the interface of its learning management system (LMS).  Learners should find the new displays more intuitive and easier to navigate.

  • How much of a change is it?  This is an evolutionary revision, with visible changes to many pages.
  • Chapman's “how to use” documentation - screenshots - will likely appear different, but content is mostly the same.  A revision of the PowerPoint is planned for 2019.
  • Questions?  Contact the IACUC administrator at bkennedy@chapman.edu or 714.628.2844.

16 November 2018 - The new CITI module "Working with Genetically Modified Mice in Research Settings" has been added as an optional course to the Chapman training curriculum.  Log into your training account with CITI and locate the lab animal section amongst the courses to select it.

question 7 from CITI on animal welfare training

19 October 2018 - Vice President for Research Tom Piechota announced that the new institutional policy for animal care and use (and human subjects, too) has been approved.  It can be found at the Research Policies and Guidance website.

18 September 2018 - New training dates, content, and course offerings are being prepared by the Rinker vivarium staff for investigator knowledge and benefit.  Contact David Lopez, Vivarium Manager, dlopez@chapman.edu.

6 September 2018 - The LAOHP has been enhanced.  Working with Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety, the IACUC's laboratory animal occupational health program has partnered with the UCI Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) to provide medical evaluations for persons working with animals in research and teaching.  Visit the Safety with Animals tab for more information.

4 September 2018 - The IACUC recognizes the addition of Michael Briggs as the new director of research integrity.  He will start at the end of September and will be involved with the IACUC.

15 February 2018 - CITI announced that it has revamped some modules within its "Working with the IACUC" group.  According to the announcement, it "has been significantly updated to improve the course’s content, structure, alignment with current regulatory guidelines, and delivery. The course still provides the same necessary basic training on the protection of animal subjects used in research, but now with nine comprehensive, concise modules and two additional modules of interest."  Some of the modules are selected and included within Chapman's organization of modules.  See  the tab Training here on the left.

31 January 2018 - The IACUC recognizes the addition of Jill Borland as the new director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Services within Chapman's Office of Research.  OSPS can assist investigators with grants and funding sources.

24 October 2017 – Implementation of the Cayuse IACUC software has been delayed, probably until the new year.  So, meanwhile, the IACUC will continue to receive and review the two part protocol posted in the Forms and Links tab at left.  Update 27 Nov '18 - implementation should start in spring 2018.

8 August 2017 – The website of the IACUC has been redesigned to provide more information for faculty, students, and staff engaged in various forms of research and teaching with animals.

1 August 2017 - The first phase of implementing new software for processing animal use protocols was started today.  The product called “Cayuse IACUC”, part of the Cayuse Research Suite, was introduced to the Office of Research.  After developing and testing protocol templates through summer, it should go live in the fall (see other updates).

26 July 2017 – In collaboration with Risk Management at Chapman, the two part process of the lab animal occupational health program (LAOHP) was launched.  The first part involves completion of the one-page RASQ form, which stands for risk assessment safety questionnaire.  A potential animal user answers questions to self-determine his/her risk while working with animals.  Should a health issue be identified, the option to complete a health history questionnaire and consult with a medical professional is available.

19 July 2017 – In collaboration with CITI, the modules of the responsible use of research animals training program were rearranged into new groupings.   They are now better aligned with the specific research programs based upon animal and function types at Chapman.

7 July 2017 - Bruce W. Kennedy joined the Research Integrity team at Chapman as the new IACUC administrator.   He has been a lab technician, an animal facility manager, and holds the PRIM&R animal research committee credential of CPIA.  His background in research regulatory compliance at both government and academic settings also includes 12 years managing an IRB, working with an IBC, and conducting accreditation site visits of vivaria with AAALAC International.