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Join the 2024 LARCC Cohort: Applications Now Open


LARC certification emblem over image of staff members having discussion. 2024 LARCC Program Cohort Applications Due Friday, August 16

Now entering its fifth year, the Laboratory Animal Research Coordinator Certification (LARCC) Program is currently accepting applications for its 2024 Cohort. The LARCC Program is a unique education and networking opportunity designed to boost compliance knowledge across all aspects of the U-M Animal Care & Use Program.

The 2024 LARCC Program will run every Wednesday beginning September 11 through November 13, 2024, from 8:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM at the North Campus Research Complex.

Space is limited, so individuals who are interested in applying are strongly encouraged to complete the brief LARCC application in InfoReady Review to secure their spot.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 16, 2024. Please note that Principal Investigator approval is required to participate.

About the LARCC Program

Established in 2019, the 10-week program consists of weekly 4-hour class sessions hosted by leadership and content 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 75+ Program participants from previous LARCC cohorts on a variety of initiatives to enhance programmatic processes.


Contact the Quality Assurance Team in the Animal Care & Use Office at

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