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University Laboratory Animal Resources

Committed to providing UCI a top quality animal care program that promotes integrity and excellence in research and teaching in the biological and medical sciences.

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ULAR's Mission is to:

  • Provide high quality, humane husbandry and veterinary services for all vertebrate animals in order to facilitate UC Irvine's research and teaching goals.
  • Assist UCI personnel with issues related to responsible care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Provide training and technical support to UCI's research and teaching community.
  • Support the University in maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the use of animals for teaching and research.
  • Meet or exceed the standards of AAALAC International, a private organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

If you:

  • See animals that appear to be in pain/distress;
  • Witness or are involved in an incident that may affect the welfare of laboratory animals at UCI;
  • Have a concern about the conduct of personnel handling laboratory animals;
  • Have a concern about protocol integrity or possible scientific misconduct.

These reports may be made by phone, email, or in writing and can be made anonymously - If you see something, say something!

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