Implementation of the Revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals
NIH sought input from the public regarding any concerns they may have with the revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals (Guiding Principles) of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). The Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) requires that institutions have an approved Animal Welfare Assurance before conducting activities involving live vertebrate animals. Institutions outside the U.S. that receive PHS funding are required to have a Foreign Assurance that commits the institution to follow the Guiding Principles.
- The revised Guiding Principles are available for download at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/Guiding_Principles_2012.pdf (PDF).
OLAW encourages PHS-Assured institutions outside the U.S. to adopt the revised Guiding Principles as soon as possible, and full implementation is expected after October 1, 2013. OLAW will confirm an institution's adoption of the Guiding Principles at the next renewal of the Foreign Assurance.
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Comment period: August 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013