Any UC Davis researchers who wish to use human anatomical specimens for education or research MUST submit an application to the and receive approval from the AMRC before commencing the research or education efforts.
The UC Davis policy on anatomical specimens sets forth the standards and procedures for the procurement, inventory, use, management, transfer, transportation and disposition of human anatomical specimens to support the appropriate educational and research use of human anatomical materials by faculty, staff, students and residents. The was established to provide a uniform approach and process for the development of and adherence to the UC Davis policy on anatomical specimens. As part of its charge, HASTOC serves as the UC Davis Anatomical Advisory Board. The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support to HASTOC.
Arrangements for the procurement or donation of anatomical specimens from a source other than the Body Donation Program or UCDHS Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine must be approved by the AMRC prior to receipt. The AMRC meets monthly to review and take action on requests to use human anatomical specimens. Application forms and approvals can be obtained by contacting the UC Davis Body Donation Program at (916) 734-9560.