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 beginning at 12 noon on Friday, December 22, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018 during the campus energy curtailment and for the purpose of relocating RAC offices. All offices will reopen on Monday, January 8, 2018.

SPO Proposal Submission

SPO will process proposals due in December 2017 and January 2018 according to the VCR’s five-day proposal submission policy with the following exceptions:

Deadlines Five-Day Deadline (Due to SPO)*
Friday, December 22, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018 Noon on Friday, December 15, 2017
Monday, January 8, 2018 8 am on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8 am on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thursday, January 11, 2018 8 am on Friday, December 22, 2017
Friday, January 12, 2018 8 am on Monday, January 8, 2018

*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 11, 2017 meeting is November 27, 2017.

ACUC Protocol Submission

Please note that all protocols and protocol revisions must be submitted via eProtocol by 8 am on the deadline date.

  • The deadline for full committee review of protocol submissions for the January 17, 2018 meeting is Monday, November 20, 2017.
  • Likewise, the deadline for protocol submission for the February 14, 2018 meeting is Monday, December 18, 2017.

CPHS Protocol Submission

Important: if your study is “greater than minimal risk” needing full board review and the approval will expire before January 19, 2018, you must submit your renewal application in time for review at a December 2017 CPHS meeting.

  • There is no CPHS-1 meeting in January 2018.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the January 19, 2018 CPHS-2 meeting is Monday, December 18, 2017.
  • The deadline for protocol submission for the February 2, 2018 CPHS-1 meeting is Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


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