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 Protection of Human Subjects, the Sponsored Projects Office, and the Research Administration and Compliance Office will be closed during the campus energy curtailment beginning at 12 noon on Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

The RAC offices will also be closed for the afternoon, beginning at 12 noon, on Friday, December 16, 2016.


SPO Proposal Submission

The Sponsored Projects Office will be closed beginning at 12 noon on Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 during the campus energy curtailment. SPO will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. SPO will process proposals due in December 2016 and January 2017 according to the VCR’s five-day proposal submission policy with the following exceptions:

Deadlines Five-Day Deadline (Due to SPO)*
Friday December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 8 am on Monday, December 19, 2016
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017 8 am on Thursday, December 22, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017 8 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

*Applies to proposals due at 5 pm PST on the proposal deadline day.

Principal Investigators also are encouraged to inform their SPO Contract and Grant Officer (CGO) 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 12, 2016 meeting is November 28, 2016.

ACUC Protocol Submission

Please note that all protocols and protocol revisions must be submitted as appropriate via eProtocol or 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, 2017 meeting is Monday, November 14, 2016.
  • Likewise, the deadline for protocol submission for the February 8, 2017 meeting is Monday, December 5, 2016.

CPHS Protocol Submission

Important: if your study is “greater than minimal risk” needing full board review and the approval will expire before January 20, 2017, you must submit your renewal application in time for review at a December 2016 CPHS meeting.

  • There is no CPHS-1 meeting in January 2017.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the January 27, 2017 CPHS-2 meeting is Friday, December 16, 2016.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the February 3, 2017 CPHS-1 meeting is Tuesday, January 3, 2017.