Monday, Apr 12, 2021

Research Integrity & Assurance (RIA) is on target for a July 2021 launch of eRIA-IBC to the research community, joining IACUC & IRB in the electronic age. 

Post-launch all new BioSafety registrations will need to be submitted through the new electronic system.

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020

Today's inspection (performed virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions) by a veterinary medical officer from The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found no non-compliant items during their inspection of Princeton University's animal care program.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the successful launch of eRIA-IACUC in support of the Animal Research community! 

As a reminder, here is some useful information to help during the transition:

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

Congratulations to Sheera Gaskin on receiving the Dr. Robert A. Roosa Regulatory Compliance Award from DVB AALAS.  This award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their efforts and achievements in the field of laboratory animal science. These individuals have made tremendous impacts on animal welfare, IACUC, and post-...

Friday, May 1, 2020

Even as about 90% of Princeton’s research labs are shuttered, care for research animals continues uninterrupted under the direction of Laura Conour, the University’s attending veterinarian and the director of Lab Animal Resources.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the eRIA-IRB system will be upgraded on February 4, 2020.  Since its rollout in 2017, we listened to your concerns about the non-intuitive, poor user experience and this upgrade is meant to improve those aspects significantly.  Working with the User Experience group in OIT we developed a more...

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

Princeton University issued a report of non-compliance regarding a laboratory mouse to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of the National Institutes of Health on July 26, 2019. The incident occurred during a weekend when an animal care technician discovered a mouse in poor health. The technician noted that the mouse had access to water but...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

The IACUC form had been updated as of 10/8/19, and is available on the RIA website

Some of the major changes in the new form are as follows:

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

As of January 20, 2020, federally funded cooperative (multi-site) research projects involving human subjects must seek approval by a single Institutional Review Board (IRB). This mandate is broader than the single-IRB mandate that went into effect January 2018 for NIH-funded studies.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

In an effort provide further guidance to animal researchers and minimize issues of non-compliance, The IACUC has updated policy 301 “Handling Expired Products, Labeling, Storage, Diluting, and Compounding of Medical Materials and Chemicals Used in Animal Research.” All faculty and staff involved in animal care and use are strongly encouraged to...