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Basic Science

UCSF is known internationally for excellence in research, with basic science as a crucial anchor for our research efforts. A major part of this effort is the Department of Surgery’s goal of providing comprehensive training for successful careers for our physician-scientists and staff through laboratory research. Here you will find UCSF resources for laboratory safety and ethical animal welfare standards at the EH&S and IACUC links, along with a staff onboarding training checklist for Surgery laboratory staff.

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Are you planning to submit a proposal for an animal study on or after October 1? Ensure that your application aligns with the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition.

Are you up to date with the 2016 simplified criteria for the VAS of your NIH application? The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare has released an online training module to help researchers and reviewers recognize what components are and are not required.

Staff Onboarding Checklist 

Please review this important checklist to onboard new staff and required ongoing training for existing Surgery laboratory staff.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 

The IACUC oversees all UCSF research and instructions involving vertebrate animals to ensure the highest ethical and animal welfare standards are met through all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and university policies. If you need approval on the Scientific Review Form, please contact our designated committee lead, Dr. Tammy Chang, for approval.

Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)

The UCSF Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides expertise and resources to help the UCSF community maintain a safe workplace, ensure safe work practices, and preserve the environment.

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