Useful Links

ARC Protocol Submissions

All Applications to Use Animal Subjects in Research and/or Teaching are now submitted online at  All users must have an approved protocol before they can begin work in the Behavioral Testing Core.

ARC Submission Deadlines and Information

The UCLA Office of Animal Research Oversight website contains information on deadlines and meeting times for the ARC.

Behavioral Procedures for ARC Submissions

If you are submitting or amending an ARC protocol for use of the Behavioral Testing Core Facility, contact the Core staff to determine whether your proposed task requires greater description than that provided by the general Behavioral Testing Core Facility Protocol (#2002-130-53).

Animal Transfers

The UCLA Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) requires that an animal transfer form be filed whenever animals are transferred between facilities, even within the university.  The Internal Animal Transfer Request under “Frequently Requested Forms” on the bottom left of the page should be filled out by the user and submitted to DLAM Internal Animal Transfers. Once the transfer is approved, you will need t place “Please Transfer” stickers on all the cages you would like moved. It can take a few business days for DLAM to transfer the animals over once all this is done, so please plan accordingly.

DLAM Rates

Current per diem and service rates charged by DLAM for animal housing and various services can be found here.

Other Resources

To more UCLA Cores which may assist you in other aspects of your research including biostatistics consultation, we encourage you to explore

For funding opportunities and additional support including help with writing grants and applying for various funding opportunities, please explore