Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-102

Update: The following updates relating to this announcement have been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date:  June 4, 2010

Issued by
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), (http://olaw.nih.gov/), Office of Extramural Research

This Notice informs Public Health Service (PHS) grantee institutions regarding the release of a prepublication copy of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Background
 
The PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) requires that Assured institutions base their programs of animal care and use on the Guide and that they comply with the regulations (9 CFR, Subchapter A) issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Animal Welfare Act.

Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

The following guidance applies to PHS-supported institutions holding Animal Welfare Assurances (Assurances) with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

A prepublication copy of the 8th Edition of the Guide has been issued by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Academy of Sciences and is available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12910.

Until the 8th Edition of the Guide is published in its final form, the 1996 Edition will remain the official Guide for the purposes of implementation of the PHS Policy. OLAW will issue guidance on implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide after it is published.

Inquiries

For questions or further information, contact:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
RKL1, Suite 360
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7982
phone: 301-496-7163
fax: 301-915-9481
e-mail: olaw@od.nih.gov
web:  http://olaw.nih.gov/


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