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2022 LARCC Program Now Accepting Applications


LARC certification emblem over image of staff members having discussion. 2022 LARCC Program Cohort Applications Due Friday, September 9

The Laboratory Animal Research Coordinator Certification (LARCC) Program, a unique education and networking opportunity designed to boost compliance knowledge across all aspects of the U-M Animal Care & Use Program, is now accepting applications for the 2022 Cohort.

The 2022 LARCC Program will run from 8:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM every Tuesday beginning September 13 through November 15, 2022. Space is limited, so if you are interested in applying, please contact the Quality Assurance (QA) Team at to secure your spot!

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 9. Please note that Principal Investigator approval is required to participate.

About the Program

Established in 2019, the 10-week program consists of weekly 4-hour class sessions hosted by leadership and experts from the Animal Care & Use (ACU) Program as well as other supplementary departments including the Animal Care & Use Office, the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, and Environment, Health & Safety.

Upon Program completion, individuals become certified U-M Laboratory Animal Research Coordinators (LARCs) who can provide guidance, training, and compliance assistance to others in their work area.

Certified LARCs are also invited to collaborate with ACU Program Leadership, the Animal Care & Use Faculty Advocacy Committee, and 40+ Program participants from previous LARCC cohorts on a variety of initiatives to enhance programmatic processes. 


Contact the QA Team in the Animal Care & Use Office at

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