The Laboratory Animal Research Coordinator Certification (LARCC) Program, established in September 2019, provides an opportunity for the University of Michigan research community to engage in the Animal Care & Use (ACU) Program through education and networking.
The 10-week program consists of weekly 4-hour class sessions lead by leadership and experts from the ACU Program as well as other supplementary departments.
Upon Program completion, certified Laboratory Animal Research Coordinators (LARCs) are deemed “subject matter experts” and can use their knowledge to facilitate the successful and efficient use of animals in research at the U-M.
LARCC Program Topics Include:
- The History of Animal Research;
- Engaging with the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC);
- Protocol Writing and Review;
- Animal Research and the Public, with presenters from Media Relations and the U-M Division of Public Safety & Security (DPSS);
- Engaging with the ULAM Veterinary Team; and
- Much more!
LARCC Program Benefits Include:
- Extensive training to boost your compliance knowledge in all aspect of the ACU Program;
- Forming valuable relationships with ACU Program Leadership and other departmental experts;
- Learning tips and tricks to streamline administrative processes associated with compliance;
- Recognition from the University of Michigan and ACU Program Leadership Team; and
- Exclusive membership to the LARCC Advocacy Committee that works in conjunction with the Animal Care & Use Faculty Advocacy Committee (ACU-FAC)
- More benefits aimed at decreasing regulatory burden coming soon!
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