Human and Animal Regulatory Committees: Introduction
The Human and Animal Regulatory Committees office, HARC, assists researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in complying with federal and state regulations covering the protection of human subjects and animals used in scientific research. The HARC office is located in Building 26, room 103. Chris Byrne, x5507 (email@example.com) and Dianna Bolt x6005 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) are the program administrators. The general phone number for the HARC office is 510/486-5399; the fax number for the HARC office is x7192. The HARC office administers three committees at LBNL:
- The Animal Welfare and Research Committee is chaired by Dr. Jack C. Bartley. The AWRC meets once a month and consists of staff scientists at the Lab, the Animal Colony consulting veterinarian, the Animal Colony manager, HARC staff, and a public member. Federal regulations concerning scientific research using animals may be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm . Please see the AWRC web page for more information.
- The Human Subjects Committee is chaired by Dr. Peter Lichty. The HSC is LBNL's IRB and meets once a month. The committee is made up of staff scientists and communitiy members and considers any research at LBNL involving humans or human tissues. Federal regulations concerning scientific research using human subjects may be found at http://www.science.doe.gov/ober/humsubj/regulation.html. Please see the HSC web page for more information.
- The Radioactive
Drug Research Committee is chaired by Dr. Rebecca Abergel.
The RDRC meets quarterly to consider research involving the use of
radioactive drugs and on an as needed basis to consider proposed research
involving human subjects and experimental radiotracers. The RDRC makes recommendations to the HSC on
the appropriateness, dosage, etc. of proposed radioactive drugs
in research at the Lab involving human subjects. Federal
regulations concerning the use of radioactive drugs in Positron
Emission Tomography, or PET, research involving human
subjects may be found at http://www.fda.gov/cder/regulatory/pet/default.htm.
Please see the RDRC web page for more information.