October 20, 2011

RAC Offices to Close During the Annual Campus Winter Break

The Office for Animal Care and Use, the Conflict of Interest Committee Office, the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Sponsored Projects Office, and the Research Administration and Compliance Office will be closed during the campus energy curtailment beginning Monday, December 26, 2011 until Monday, January 2, 2012. Offices will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2012.

The RAC offices will also be closed for the afternoon, beginning at 12 noon, on Friday, December 16, 2011.

SPO Proposal Submission

SPO will process proposals due in December 2011 and January 2012 according to the VCR’s five-day proposal submission policy with the following exceptions:
  • For proposals with deadlines that fall during the curtailment period (Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 1), the due date to SPO will be no later than noon Monday, December 19, 2011.
  • For proposals due the first week of January 2012, the due date to SPO shall be FIVE FULL BUSINESS DAYS. For example, if the due date is 5 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012, the SPO deadline is no later than noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Proposals due Tuesday, January 3 shall be received no later than noon Wednesday, December 21, and so on.
Principal Investigators also are encouraged to inform their SPO Research Analyst if they will be submitting a proposal with a due date just prior to, during, or just after the curtailment period. This will give SPO and the PI an opportunity to discuss the best way to handle the proposal to make sure it is submitted in a timely manner.

COI Disclosure Submission

In order to be on the agenda for any meeting, complete disclosure packets must be received no later than 10 working days prior to the date of the meeting.
  • The deadline for submission for the December 15, 2011 meeting is December 1, 2011.
ACUC Protocol Submission

Please note that all protocols and protocol revisions must be submitted via email to acuc@berkeley.edu by 5 pm on the deadline date. If you wish to make changes to an approved protocol, you must first contact the Office for Animal Care and Use (OACU) to obtain a copy of the current approved version of your protocol. Failure to do so may result in your protocol being returned to you.
  • The deadline for full committee review of protocol submissions for the January 18, 2012 meeting is Monday, December 5, 2011.
  • Likewise, the deadline for protocol submission for the February 15, 2012 meeting is January 3, 2012.
CPHS Protocol Submission

Important: if your study is “greater than minimal risk” needing full board review and the approval will expire before January 20, 2012, you must submit your renewal application in time for review at a December 2011 CPHS meeting.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the December 2, 2011 CPHS-1 meeting is Monday, November 7, 2011.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the December 16, 2011 CPHS-2 meeting is Monday, November 21, 2011.
  • There is no CPHS-1 meeting in January 2012.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the January 20, 2012 CPHS-2 meeting is Monday, December 19, 2011.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the February 3, 2012 CPHS-1 meeting is Monday, January 2, 2012.